Yep, your sunscreen! We can't stress enough how important this is in our sunshine-blessed country. If you don't protect your skin with a good quality sunscreen that offers both UVA and UVB protection, you will not only age your skin way before its time, you risk getting skin cancer. That's right, girls, SA is the world's leader in skin cancer.
If you're going to be indoors all day, choosing a day cream or BB/CC Cream with an SPF of 30+ is adequate protection for your face. You may want to apply sunscreen if you nip out for lunch, and you need to apply sunscreen on your arms to protect them while driving.
If you're going to be outdoors, sunscreen is vital. The international dermatological societies warn that no matter what it says on the label, there is no such thing as an 'all-day' protection sunscreen, so if you're planning on staying outdoors all day, make sure you are in the shade for most of it, and reapply sunscreen every two hours.
And don’t forget sunscreen needs 20 to 30 minutes to activate, so make sure you apply it before leaving home, and apply enough – a full shot glass is needed to cover your body, and a teaspoonful for your face. Sunscreens we trust: BioNike Defence, Bioderma Photoderm and Eucerin.