Do You Need To Use A Facial SPF Spray? |

Do You Need To Use A Facial SPF Spray?

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Sun cream is the one skincare step we should never skip, but whilst we all know the benefits of protecting our skin, good intentions can often fall short. Striking a chord? Then pay attention, because a new breed of SPF-infused face mists has landed, making it easier than ever to get our daily dose of protection. Boasting high SPF as well as a whole host of skincare benefits, these game-changing mists can be applied on top of make-up and in a hurry, making them your new season essentials…

Why do you need one?

Jetting off to sunnier climes or not, the importance of wearing an SPF every day is a steadfast dermatologist rule. Incidental sun exposure – the kind experienced on a daily commute – has a cumulative effect that results in fine lines and sagging skin – not to mention the countless times we’ve soaked up some rays during an unseasonably sunny lunchbreak without protection. Even if your moisturiser or foundation is formulated with SPF, research has found its key chemicals can break down over the course of the day and become less effective. A facial SPF is handy for on-the-go top ups and easy to apply any time of day.

How do mists differ from normal sun cream?

The beauty of a facial SPF mist is that it can be applied directly on top of make-up, with many formulas offering hydrating and refreshing properties – and Coola and Supergoop’s offerings have been formulated as setting sprays too. Moreover, studies have shown the particles in spray formulas are so small that they can effectively coat the uneven surface of the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) better than creams. Clever stuff.

Are they safe to use?

Absolutely. Plus, a handy mist is not only more hygienic than applying product directly to the face (our fingers can harbour billions of bacteria), it’s also an easy, mess-free way to coat areas like the backs of the hands – meaning you’re more likely to top up your protection throughout the day.

Anything else?

While setting spray formulas can be used to seal make-up, it’s worth bearing in mind getting the proper dose of a mist can be tricky to gauge, so treat these spritzes as midday refreshers rather than replacing your SPF all together.

Want in? Shop SL’s edit of the ultimate facial SPF mists to stock up on now...

Hydrabio Eau de Soin SPF30, £9.50 | Bioderma

UV-Bronze Mist SPF50, £29 | Filorga

Invisible Face Mist SPF50, £14 | La Roche-Posay

Make-Up Setting Spray SPF30, £39 | Coola

Setting Mist SPF50, £22.22 | Supergoop!

Sun Mist SPF30, £18 | Pixi


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