The countdown to summer is on! It’s time to dust off your passport, dig out your beach clothes and get ready to have some fun in the sun. Ensure your well-deserved holiday isn’t spoilt by feeling the burn of the sun by checking out the best sun creams available right here at Savers.
But before you start eagerly adding to your basket… here’s a quick low-down on why sun cream should be at the top of your holiday shopping list.
Why is sun cream so important?
Painful red skin and awkward tan lines are enough to put a downer on your holiday on their own! However, there are lots more reasons as to why you should never be too far from a bottle of sun cream this summer…
- Wearing sun cream every day (yes, even when it’s looking a little cloudy outside) will dramatically decrease your chances of developing skin cancer.
- Over exposure to the sun is a major cause of premature ageing of your skin, so applying sun cream on a regular basis will help you look younger for longer.
- If you have young kids, show them that wearing, and regularly reapplying, sun cream is cool!
- When you’re in the sun, it’s not just burns that you need to be aware of. Wearing sun cream along with other precautions, such as drinking plenty of water, can help ward off heatstroke and heat exhaustion, too.
Understanding sun creams
When choosing the right sun cream for you and your family, you want to find a formula that protects you all from both UVA and UVB rays.
The SPF factor protects against UBV rays, which are the ones that burn you. Whereas the PA rating protects you from UVA rays which penetrate further into your skin causing premature ageing.
The SPF rating is displayed with a number (the higher the better) and the PA rating is shown with a series of + (again, the more the better).
If you need a way to remember it, try ‘UVA for ageing’ and ‘UVB for burning’!
Savers Top Sun Creams
Now you have the low-down on why you should be wearing sun cream and the protection levels that are available, here are the best buys you’ll find at Savers this summer.
1. Piz Buin In Sun Lotion SPF 50
If you’re looking for a sun cream that delivers ultimate protection, this option from Piz Buin is the one for you! Not only does this lotion offer the highest SPF factor possible, but it also contains superior UVA protection too. It’s non-sticky and highly moisturising – what else could you want!?
2. Nivea Sun Spray Factor 30
Long gone are the days where sun cream was inconvenient, sticky and a bit gross! Nowadays, sun protection comes in all kinds of easy formulas and this spray from Nivea is a firm family favourite. This water-resistant option offers immediate protection from UVA and UBV rays. The spray nozzle makes topping up the sun cream every couple of hours a breeze, for both you and the kids! The only challenge you might have will be getting them out the pool for long enough…
3. P20 Sun Filter SPF 20
P20 may be one of the newer kids on the block when it comes to sun protection brands, but it’s certainly making a splash when it comes to its effectiveness! Promising long-lasting protection (up to 10 hours!) this is the ideal travel companion if you’re doing lots of exploring or planning on spending a considerable amount of time in the sunshine. It’s highly water and sweat resistant, easy to apply and leaves no greasy residue. Win, win, win!
It’s not just your skin that can suffer from sun exposure – your hair can too! Check out our blog on the best sun protection for hair to make sure you’re fully guarded.
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