With 12,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed in Ireland each year and sun exposure acting as the main risk factor we should be wearing SPF all year round to protect our skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
However, research from LloydsPharmacy recently found that just over a third of adults in Ireland wear sunscreen during the summer months... but only on sunny days.
To help you get into the habit of wearing UVA and UVB protection, we've listed some great SPFs to be worn all year round, on your summer holidays or at the office.
Everyday Use: Skingredients?Skin Sheild SPF50, €45
Made by The Skin Nerd, Skingredients?Skin Shield is your lightweight daytime SPF moisturiser and primer, protecting against UVA + UVB rays, infrared, pollution and HEV/ blue light from computers and screens. Featuring niacinamide – vitamin B3 – and vitamin E for antioxidant protection, Skin Shield is your invisible mineral parasol.?
Summer Holidays: P20 Face SPF 30 - €18.37 (was €24.50) in Lloyds Pharmacy
P20 Face SPF 30 is a non-greasy sunscreen specially formulated to offer a high level of sun protection to the delicate skin of the face, for all the family. It has photostable UVA and UVB filters that give you up to 10 hours of protection with just one application. The very water resistant formula means it's ideal for beach, pool or sports while the lightweight, non-greasy cream texture makes it perfect for use under makeup.
Water-Resistant: Nuxe?Sun Fluid SPF 50 - €14.45 (was €22.45) in Look Fantastic
Enriched with a Water Hyacinth extract, this new SPF 50 light sun fluid for the face has a water-resistant formula that strengthens the skin barrier to protect from dehydration and enhance tanning. Its ultra-convenient pocket format is designed to be shaken before application to provide a light non-sticky texture with a "bare skin" effect. It is ideal for normal to combination skin.
Sensitive Skin: Dermalogica Invisible Physical?Defense?SPF 30,?€59.00?in Arnotts
Say goodbye to the thick, white residue that physical sunscreens leave behind. This weightless, all-physical sunscreen blends easily on all skin tones, helps defend against UVA/UVB and blue light, and soothes all skin types, including sensitive.
Acne-Prone Skin: Image Skincare Prevention+ Matte Moisturizer SPF 32+, €47.50?in TheSkinNerd
This oil-free, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen delivers high sun protection in a mattifying, antioxidant-rich base that’s perfect for oily and acne-prone skin types. Micro-sponge technology absorbs surface oils and gives skin a flawless, shine-free finish. It doubles as a protective primer to create a healthy glow before makeup application.?