What sunscreen is right for you; a guide to SPF

Pic: Mikhail Nilov

The sun is shining and it’s time to break out that bottle of sunscreen that you haven’t touched since August 2022.

We all know that sunscreen is important but it’s hard to figure out what products can work best for your screen.

Don’t worry we are here to help you girlies keep your happy and healthy skin all summer long.

Here is a rundown of everything you need to know about SPF for the summer.

What is SPF?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. The SPF rating on a product determines how much of the sun’s harmful rays will penetrate through the barrier product and actually reach your skin.

For example, SPF 50 allows 1/50 of the sun’s harmful rays to reach the skin.

What SPF should I use?

It depends on your skin tone and how long you will be out in the sun.

The more fair skin you have the more SPF protection you will need.

If you are very fair and tend to burn easily; you should use SPF 30 if you are out and about for only a short time but if you plan on spending a few hours outside you should opt for SPF 100.

If you have darker skin and rarely burn, you will only need at most SPF 30 if you are spending a few hours in the sun.

Obviously, these are general guidelines and the actual protection will depend on how often you top up your sun cream. Make sure you read the instructions on each individual product.

Using the right products

The right products for you will depend on your skin tone and skin type.

Here are a few of our fav SPF products for the summer to keep your skin happy and healthy.

Yon-Ka Sunscreen Cream SPF 50 €33.20

Keep your skin hydrated and protected with Yon-Ka’s SPF 50 Broad Spectrum UVA & UVB. This moisturizing sunscreen is suitable for all skin types.


Skin Formula Day Cream €37

Protect your beautiful face with this moisturising SPF day cream from Skin Formula. This enriching day cream protects from UVA, UVB and blue light.

Skin Theory Vitamin C Day Cream €49.95

Another option for your face protection is this SPF day cream infused with vitamin C from Skin Theory. This hydrating day cream not only protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays but also stimulates collagen production to make your skin brighter and plumper.



Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen Lip Balm €5.99

Take care of your lips this summer with the Sun Bum lip balm.

Bondi Sands Hydra UV Protect SPF50+ Body Lotion €11.95

If you’re chilling at the beach this summer make sure you use sunscreen that is water-resistant to keep you protected while you enjoy the water.


Garnier Ambre Solaire After Sun Lotion €5.95

For those times when you do get caught out in the sun and end up a little bit burnt, try out the Garnier after-sun lotion to soothe your red skin.


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