Pin It
mark zuckerberg

The best SPF 50 sunscreens to protect your face this summer


TextAlex Peters

With the highest sun protection and added skincare benefits, these are the best SPFs for beauty lovers to keep your skin healthy and glowing during the heatwave

Slather, v. to spread thickly or lavishly.

When it comes to sunscreen the verb we should all be using is slather. Slath -er. We should be slathering it on, kids, Zuckerberg-style. Half a teaspoon on our faces – that’s three finger lengths worth – and remember to include your neck and ears. And this goes for all genders, ages, races, and geographical locations. 

Wearing a face SPF every day is key to keeping skin looking, feeling, and being healthy. It protects against the damaging effects of UVB and UVA rays which wreak havoc on our skin cells, leading to decreased collagen and elasticity, fine lines, age spots, pigmentation, and, of course, an increased risk of skin cancer.

It’s important to wear an SPF all year around – UVA rays will penetrate through even clouds and windows – but it's particularly vital now that the sun is out in full force. Sunscreen should be the last step of your skincare routine and the first of your make-up routine. Don’t put moisturisers or oils on top of SPF as they can dissolve the sunscreen and make it less effective. 

With a market saturated with choices, we know it can be hard to know where to start. So here are some of our favourite sunscreens with SPF 50 to keep you healthy and glowing.

Read Next
Linda Evangelista
Linda Evangelista says cosmetic surgery ‘permanently deformed’ her Beauty news
Dazed Live DB Header
Join MUA Lynski and hair stylist John Allan for live beauty tutorials Beauty news
Circus Magazine3
Circus is the unserious beauty platform for total weirdos Beauty Feature
pjimage
Teens on TikTok are removing their own IUDs and doctors are freaking out Beauty news
HUNTER SCHAFER
Alien masks and gothic twists: the best make-up looks from 2021’s Met Gala Beauty Feature
Bella Hadid Kin Euphorics
Will Bella Hadid’s new holistic health drink cure our depression? Ask an expert
Dan Sur chain hair
This rapper underwent surgery to replace his hair with gold chains Beauty news
CHEEX
CHEEX is the porn and sex education platform you wish you’d had Beauty Feature
Jennifer Aniston, Rachel, Friends
Jennifer Aniston discusses her ‘love-hate’ relationship with the Rachel Beauty news
Aesop’s Queer Library
Aesop’s free Queer Library has arrived in the UK Beauty news
Teeth Sparkle
These bedazzled tooth gems are autumn’s hottest Y2K accessory Tried and Tested
Lil Uzi Vert diamond implant
Fans tore out Lil Uzi’s $24 million forehead implant while crowd surfing Beauty news
S03E21-22-rachel-makeup
Get the Rachel: Jennifer Aniston is launching a beauty line Beauty news
Beauty Horoscope: September 2021
September 2021 horoscope: spruce up your self care this Virgo season Horoscopes
Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid’s ‘brain care’ drink will remedy your serotonin depleted head Beauty news
TikTok eyebag wrinkle cream
Can this ‘magic’ cream really make your eyebags vanish in under 3 minutes? Beauty news