Whether it's a sun block or a moisturiser - I prefer a moisturiser with a high-ish factor / UVA/ UVB sunscreens, it's the first step for skin defence.
I know we all long for those first rays of Spring sun to stream through the trees and we all rush out to the park to lap them up but don't forget that the sun is damaging and is at it's most dangerous when we're not really paying attention.
Over the sun starved winter we forget all about factors and UV ratings we're so desperate for the warmth of the sun on our faces but alas, if left unprotected the sun can cause irreversible damage that amongst other things can lead to wrinkles, sun spots and dehydration. Just consider this a little reminder, a soft nudge in the ribs to get you thinking and forewarned is forearmed. So here's a few worth trying that are easy to find on your high street.
This super Superdefense moisturiser is a Clinique classic. I love it. It has a lovely silky texture that slicks over the skin and leaves it feeling soft and slightly dewy. The high SPF factor is a big plus. This is a moisturiser that really works, wear it every day even through the winter.
Origins A Perfect World SPF 25 £32
Another wonderful product from Origins. This is a light weight moisturiser with active ingredient Silver Tip White Tea and Vitamin C. If you have very dry skin you might find that this moisturiser isn't quite enough but Origins has a number of great products and nearly all their daily moisturisers have an SPF and smell great.
Neal's Yard Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF 30 £24
This one nourishes and protects with "100% mineral sun filter, antioxidant-rich wild rosehip oil and milk thistle to defend skin against ageing UV damage" This product also happens to be the first sun screen to be certified by the Soil Association. It's rich and creamy and smells divine. I love Neal's Yard Rose skin care range.
For more information on UVB/UVA effects on the skin visit http://nhslocal.nhs.uk/my-health/conditions/s/sunburn/causes