sun protection

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    Can You Use Your Child’s Sunscreen?

    Are you buying two bottles of sunscreen, one for you and one for your children? Stop. You’re just paying money twice for the SAME thing. “But, Gio,” I hear you ask, “children’s skin is way more delicate than mine. Surely, they need their own sunscreen?” Yes and no. It’s true that some UV filters aren’t […]

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    Should You Apply Moisturizer Or Sunscreen First?

    EDIT: This post was edited with the latest scientific information on 21/07/2017. Should you apply moisturizer or sunscreen first? That’s the chicken and egg question of skincare. Everyone you ask seems to have a different answer. “Sunscreen always goes last.” “Nope, it depends on what type of sunscreen you use.” “Just put it on whenever, […]

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    Your Most Asked Questions About Sunscreen, Answered!

    I’m not going to tell you to use sunscreen every day. I know you know it. But, are you doing it right? I often hear my friends proudly say they only applied a thin layer or mixed their sunscreen with lotion. It makes me want to scream. They have no idea, but they’ve just made […]

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    Is Octisalate In Sunscreen Safe?

    Is Octisalate in sunscreen safe? This is a common UV filter no one talks about. It’s not praised to high heavens like zinc oxide. Vilified like Avobenzone. Or touted as a revolution like Mexoryl. It passes under the radar, until someone tells you that the old generation of chemical sunscreen is out to kill you. […]

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    Does Sunscreen In Hair Care Products Really Work?

    It’s officially a thing: haircare with SPF. It makes sense. UV rays don’t just damage skin. They damage hair too. When they hit your hair, these pesky UV rays strip away its colour, moisture and glow. After a few days in the sun, your soft, shiny mane turns into a dull head of hay! SPF […]

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    What Are The Best Lip Balms With SPF?

    You think finding a good sunscreen is hard? Try looking for a lip balm with SPF. If you’re lucky, you’ll find one or two in your fave beauty store come summer. Cos that’s when we all rememeber that, oops, we need SPF on the lips as well. *shakes head* To add insult to injury, not […]