As a redhead with very pale skin, I have always had to be extra aware of the importance of SPF, yes I am one of those people who got sunburnt while skiing in the past.

While it is a common preconception that SPF is only needed when the sun is shining, it is important to protect your skin any time you are outside. This protection can prevent sun damage, ageing skin and even skin cancer.

Even if wearing sun cream everyday isn’t your thing, there are many things you can wear with SPF; lip balm, make up, moisturiser and eye cream. Before I leave the house each day I ensure that I’m wearing some form of sun protection and here are a few of my favourites.

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From left to right:

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser- Illuminating Broad Spectrum SPF 20. Not only does this provide amazing coverage and last all day, it also has SPF ensuring year round protection.

Sol de Janeiro Posto Protect 30. This has got to be my all time favourite sun cream, it is an oil based spray with staying power, it also smells like starfruit which is delicious, it is out of stock everywhere so I can’t quite tell if it’s being discontinued but if you ever spot it then I would definitely recommend picking up a bottle or three.

Nars Pro Prime Optimising Primer SPF 15++. This is the perfect make up base, it ensures that your skin is luminous and it’s so lightweight that it feels as though you are putting face make up directly only the skin. It’s also perfect as you are already sun protected before make up.

Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray UVA/ UVB 30. This oil spray drys in an instant and is enriched with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Nyamplung Oil which leaves skin nourished and protected, it even works on hair.

Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector for Face SPF 50. This lightweight formula is high protection sun screen, it is oil free which is perfect for the face. In Kiehl’s fashion it also keeps the skin throughly hydrated.

I’m always on the lookout for new sun protecting finds so let me know what your favourites are.