Sunday, August 23, 2020

We Need To Talk About SPF.

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Flatlay of Sunscreen by Avene and La Roche Posay

Flatlay with Sunscreen by Avene and La Roche Posay

Even though summer holidays have probably been cancelled for most of us, some might have still been lucky and were able to enjoy some sunny days at home. As much as I am an advocate for wearing sunscreen all year round (yes, also in winters), I try to up my SPF game every summer. 

Sunscreen protects your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. UVA is responsible for giving you a tan but is also the cause of wrinkles and skin ageing. UVB rays are responsible for sunburn and skin cancer. So you really want to protect yourself. Further, sunscreen makes sure that your complexion stays as even as possible, and essential proteins like Keratin are protected when sunscreen is applied. Those proteins make sure that your skin stays smooth and healthy, both in appearance and function. 

The Best Sunscreens SPFs by Avene and La Roche Posay

So which sunscreens should you go for?
Of course, there are plenty out there. But especially when it comes to my face SPF I am extremely picky. I always use factor 50 or more. My skin is pretty fair and sensitive so it just needs that heavy protection. Also, I want the sunscreen to be as light and as unnoticeable as possible. I mean who wants a thick white layer on their face? Nobody. 

Avene Sport Fluid La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL

When I work out
The Avene Sun Sensitive Sport Fluid 50+ is what I use when I work out or plan to go for a swim. It is especially waterproof which is a necessity when you work out and sweat more than usual. It also doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. 

When I use makeup 
Whenever I use makeup after applying SPF I go for La-Roche-Posay Anthelios XL non-perfumed dry touch gel-cream 50+. It has a very light gel texture that has a mattifying effect to it, which makes it feel like a primer. I really love this one and am so glad I found it a few months ago. 

For everyday
On a daily basis, when I don't plan on wearing makeup I swear by the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Shaka Fluid 50+. It has a light texture, which sinks into the skin very quickly. It doesn't leave a white cast and feels very hydrating. 

Avene Sport Fluid La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL

What is your favourite sunscreen? I am always looking to try new ones. 

x Lisa


  1. SPF is so important! Thanks for sharing this post xx

  2. I have just bought so much SPF, I am determined to look after my skin so much more!


  3. You are right about SPF, it's so important to wear it every day and protect our skin. I am using a Laroche-Posay Anthelios face SPF however I noticed that it makes me break out on the forehead. I need to try out the dry touch gel-cream instead and see if this doesn't break me out!
    Thank you for sharing your SPF for every situation!
    Have a great week x

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    1. I really hope the gel one works out for you x

      x Lisa

  4. These are great SPF products Lisa, SPF is so important to our skin and I will be looking at these products you've mentioned here! x

    Lucy |

  5. I'm on the hunt for a good SPF since mine recently ran out. These sound great! x

    - Charlotte /

  6. Thanks for sharing! I always wear spf!

    Curated by Jennifer

  7. SPF is so important and I always make it a priority to put this on as part of my daily routine :)

  8. Thanks for sharing the importance about SPF! I usually only wear it during the summer but should probably wear it during other seasons!


  9. SPF is super important! This year I used basically SPF 50, specially at the beginning of the season, and 30.

    Eli - Curly Style

  10. This is a great post, it's so easy to forget that we wear it even when it's not sunny heatwave weather. I loved the photos and your blog looks sleek!

    1. So true! Thank you so much Laila!

      x Lisa

  11. I always use SPF when I'm going out, it's really important!


  12. Even though I KNOW I really need to be wearing sunscreen, I do not wear it as often as I should. This is a great reminder that I need to wear it more!

    Ashlee |

  13. Such a great reminder about how important SPF is for our skin! I just found out that we're actually supposed to wear it every single day - even when it's cloudy outside. Who knew? Great article, Lisa!


Thank you! xx