With summer on its way, it’s time to take a fresh look at your skincare routine. One essential for the summer months is SPF. For day-to-day wear, you might feel more comfortable wearing makeup with SPF, rather than going barefaced and just slathering on the sun cream. Choosing makeup with some kind of sun protection is something that can become part of your routine, regardless of the time of year. After all, looking after your skin and protecting it from harmful rays should always be a top priority. Here are some lovely products with added SPF to get you started.


It’s worth noting that if you’re serious about protecting your skin from sun damage, you should always apply a sun cream before your makeup. You may even need to top this up during the day if you’re out and about. After you’ve taken that clever first step, you can start beautifying yourself. Foundations with SPF will give you flawless coverage, as well as adding a protection factor. Lovely products include Maybelline’s Superstay Better Skin Foundation SPF20, Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation Anti Ageing SPF 15, and Clinique Even Better Makeup Foundation SPF 15.

BB Creams

If you want something that’s a little easier to wear, which may be a given during the summery months, BB Creams are the ideal alternative to foundations. They won’t feel as weighty on your skin, and if you have a little tan, it’ll shine through the lighter coverage they offer. Fabulous BB Creams with added SPF range from Rimmel’s BB Cream 9 In 1 Radiance SPF 15, to MAC’s Prep & Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35. Same applies as foundations, a sweep of sun cream before you apply your BB Cream is a must.

Tinted moisturisers

Just like BB Creams, tinted moisturisers give you a weightless feel, while perfecting those little blemishes. If you’re rocking a tan, have a healthy glow, or just need something to pep you up during your off-duty days, a tinted moisturiser can work wonders. Check out products like Nip + Fab’s Complex Correction Cream SPF30 for a soft, natural look.

Lipsticks and more
If you’re getting all made up, you don’t have to neglect the other parts of your face when it comes to SPF. Opting for lipsticks, eyeshadows and other makeup products with sun protection will help you stay on top of your healthy skin routine. Bourjois have a lovely range of colours in their Colour Boost Lipstick range with SPF15. Other products include Lancaster Infinite Bronze Face Bronzer with SPF 6 for a glowing complexion.