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Shield Your Skin: A Quick Guide to Sunscreen

Shield Your Skin: A Quick Guide to Sunscreen

In this guide, we'll explore the essential role of sunscreen in your skincare routine. From it's seamless integration to finding the perfect match for your skin, read on to discover how to make SPF work for you.


Why apply sunscreen?

Applying sunscreen is not just a cosmetic choice; it's a vital step in safeguarding your skin's health and longevity. Sunscreen acts as a shield against the sun's harmful UV rays, which can cause a multitude of damage, including sunburn, premature aging, and an increased risk of the c-word (cancer!!). By diligently applying sunscreen, you not only protect your skin from immediate damage like painful burns but also mitigate long-term damage and effects such as wrinkles, dark spots, and skin cancer.


What else? Incorporating sunscreen into your daily routine helps maintain a radiant and youthful complexion while promoting overall skin health. Remember, the benefits of sunscreen extend far beyond aesthetics, making it an indispensable tool for preserving your skin's well-being for years to come.


The daily debate: when to apply or not to apply?

Picture this: whether it's a sunny summer day or a cosy winter afternoon, harmful UV rays are always on the prowl (eep!). That's why sunscreen is a non-negotiable daily essential. Protecting your skin isn't just a seasonal affair; it's a year-round commitment. Rain or shine, indoors or out, make sunscreen your everyday sidekick.


How to seamlessly add sunscreen into your skincare routine

First things first, it's the final step of your AM skincare routine after pampering your skin with your favourite daily products.


Your AM routine can (and should!) look like this:

STEP 1. Cleanse away sleep with a refreshing cleanser like Hit Refresh Gel Cleanser

STEP 2. Apply AM serums to target concerns, like a hydration boost with Liquid High 5% Hyaluronic Acid + Hemp Serum

STEP 3. Lock it all in with a daily moisturiser like Get High-drated Hemp Gel Moisturiser

STEP 4. This is where your new best friend comes in: sunscreen. 


Hey Bud Serving Shade SPF50 Sunscreen Lotion

Serving Shade SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion


How much is enough?

Ever wondered if you're using enough sunscreen? It's not just a guessing game; it's a science! According to the Australian Cancer Council, the magic number is 5mL, roughly a teaspoon, to cover your entire face, neck, and ears. Measure it right, wear when bright (every day!)


Don't forget to...

  • Smooth a generous amount evenly over dry skin at least 20 minutes prior to sun exposure.
  • Remember to reapply liberally every 2 hours.
  • Reapply more frequently if swimming, exercising, or towel drying.


Is using a SPF foundation enough?

Don't have a sunscreen because you're using a SPF foundation? While it sounds like a sweet deal, it's not the full package. Yes, your foundation might have a dash of SPF, but it's not enough to shield you from the sun's wrath. Prep your canvas with the right sunscreen for you, let it work its magic as a primer, and keep your skin hydrated all day long. 


Searching for your sunscreen soulmate?

So you're throwing out your SPF foundation, now your back on the hunt. Chemical vs physical? Got oily, dry, or acne-prone skin? Sunscreen shopping can feel like navigating a maze, we get it. But fear not! Whether you're battling acne or basking in dryness, there's a sunscreen match made in heaven for every skin type, so let's break it down a bit!


Acne-Prone Skin:

Considerations: Acne-prone skin requires extra care to avoid pore-clogging and exacerbating breakouts. Look for non-comedogenic formulas that won't clog pores or trigger acne.

Best Options: Opt for a lightweight, non-greasy and oil-free finish sunscreen labelled as non-comedogenic, like those that are chemical. Choose formulas with ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which are less likely to cause irritation or trigger breakouts. Additionally, seek sunscreens with added ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, which can help soothe inflammation and hydrate the skin without adding excess oil.


    Oily Skin:

    Considerations: Oily skin tends to produce excess sebum, leading to a shiny complexion and potential acne flare-ups. It's essential to choose sunscreens that provide protection without adding extra oil or shine.

    Best Options: Look for a finish that is either oil-free or mattifying sunscreen specifically formulated for oily skin. Consider lightweight gel or fluid formulations that absorb quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue to help combat shine throughout the day.


      Dry Skin:

      Considerations: Dry skin lacks natural moisture, making it prone to flakiness, tightness, and rough texture. Sunscreens for dry skin should provide hydration and nourishment to maintain the skin's moisture balance.

      Best Options: Look for sunscreens with emollient-rich formulations (help to soften and smooth the skin by filling in the spaces between skin cells) that provide both sun protection and hydration. Choose creamy or lotion-like textures that offer a barrier against moisture loss and help soothe dry, irritated skin. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin that can help replenish the skin's moisture barrier and lock in hydration. Consider sunscreens with added antioxidants like vitamin E and Kakadu Plum to combat free radical damage and promote skin health.


        By selecting sunscreens tailored to your specific skin type, you can ensure optimal protection against the sun's harmful rays while addressing your individual skincare needs.


        Your 3-in-1 solution is here

        Are you still searching for the one? Protect your skin and serve UV damage some serious shade with Serving Shade SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion. With broad spectrum protection suitable for all skin types, it delivers a 3-in-1 solution to protect, hydrate and prime skin, so you don't have to complicate your skincare routine.


        It's weightless and formulated with powerful skincare actives, including hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and brightening Kakadu Plum. Fragrance? White cast? Greasiness? Not here. 


        Hey Bud Serving Shade SPF50 Sunscreen Lotion


        Final words: Sunscreen is your bestie

        As we wrap up our journey through the world of sunscreen, remember that it's more than just a skincare product – it's a vital shield against the sun's harmful rays. By seamlessly integrating sunscreen into your daily routine, understanding its nuances, and selecting the right formula for your skin type, you're not just protecting yourself from sun damage; you're investing in the long-term health and vitality of your skin.



        So as you step out into the world, armed with knowledge and a sunscreen, serve the sun some shade by lathering up, and let your skin radiate with the glow of ultimate protection.

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