Men’s grooming – unlike women’s – is less complicated. For us, there are four basic steps to follow – cleanse, tone, moisturise and protect. The last step is especially important because our skin is constantly exposed to large amounts of UV rays and this results in premature ageing of our skin (cue fine lines and spots). In order to minimise the damages, it’s therefore essential to shield your skin against the harmful UV rays. So, reach for these sunscreens the next time you go shopping.
1. Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF30
This formula acts like a sponge to absorb surface oils and its special concoction of niacinamide, yeast extract, horse chestnut seed extract, licorice and provitamin B5 promises to leave your skin shine free.
2. SCO Sunlover Facescreen SPG 50 PA+++
The power ingredients here include olive leaf extract which provides healing properties, sodium hyaluronate for long-lasting hydration and niacinamide to improve skin texture.
3. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel UV Guard SPF50 PA+++
Are your colleagues always commenting on how tired you look? Stop dull-looking skin with this fragrance- and oil-free sunscreen. Its blend of caffeine, vitamins c and e promises to wake up your skin so you’ll look more energised than before.
4. Lancaster UV Skin Therapy SPF 50 PA+++
Besides being exposed to UV rays, our skin is also exposed to air pollution daily. This non-greasy option acts like a shield to guard your skin against dust and its small packaging makes it easy to bring around and re-apply when desired.
5. Aesop Sage & Zinc Facial Hydrating Cream – SPF 15
If you’re always dashing for the door in the morning, reach for this tub. Think of it as a two-in-one moisturiser which packs micronised zinc oxide to repel sunlight and sage leaf extract to calm your skin.
6. Laneige Sunblock Supreme SPF50+ PA+++
Dislike having a whitish cast on your skin every time you apply a sunscreen? Consider your problem sorted with this “sun gel”. It absorbs easily into skin and absorbs sebum to leave your skin matte throughout the day.