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The myths about SPF

The myths about SPF

I think by know most of us are aware of the importance of SPF. But after a long chat with some of my work colleagues I have realised that a lot of people don’t like wearing SPF on their face. Some claim that the products are too greasy, others seem to think they don’t really need to wear it because their skin isn’t light. There is still some misconception about the whole thing, seeing as summer has just arrived I thought it would be the perfect time to uncover some of the myths related to SPF.

SPF always feels greasy.
Yes, some SPF´s are quite greasy and sticky but there are a lot of SPF´s designed for the face that are oil free and don’t feel greasy at all. My favourite face SPF is the Kiehl´s Ultra Light dailyUV Defense, but there are so many out there. The La Roche-Posay Anthelios AC SPF30 Matte Fluid is also a great one and the Clinique Face Cream SPF 40 is also good.

I don’t need SPF if its cloudy
Wrong again, there are two types of rays UVB and UVA. The UVB is what causes your skin to turn red, it burns the surface of your skin. But we some times forget about the UVA rays, these penetrate deeper in the skin and can lead to premature skin aging and wrinkling. These rays are around through the entire year and will cause damage regardless of the colour of your skin.

 Kiehl´s Ultra Light daily UV

I don’t wear SPF as I wont be able to reapply it during the day because I have makeup.

I wear makeup daily but always use SPF 50 underneath my foundation. If I feel that I need to reapply I use the Garnier Moisture BombProtecting Hydrating Mist. You simply spray it on top of your makeup and your done! I wouldn’t wear this alone but it is a great product to use during the day to top up.

I don’t wear SPFbecause it leaves a white cast on my face.
Again, not all SPF´s are the same. Some are extremely thick and leave you as pale as ghost. Again the, Kiehl´s UltraLight daily UV Defense and the La Roche-Posay Anthelios AC SPF30 Matte Fluid are great options.

Origins age defines eye cream with white tea

I wont get a tan if I wear SPF
I assure you from personal experience that is not true. Properly applied SPF will prevent sun burn but you will still get tanned. It might seem that the tan takes longer to develop because you don’t become a human lobster. I have literally seen friends coat themselves in oil and lay in the sun for 6 hours just to develop a tan quicker. Let me just tell you whilst the rest of us were enjoying the beach the next day, they were stuck at home because of the severity of their burns.

Garnier Moisture Bomb Protecting Hydrating Mis

I just want to disclose that I am no skin care expert, but I have done pretty crazy things in the past just because I though I looked much better with a tan. Now I’m a bit wiser when it comes to SPF and I treat it very seriously.
So please be aware that sun damage can not only contribute to premature ageing but it can also cause skin cancer.
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  1. Such an interesting post, it drives me mad how people wear a low factor or no sun screen thinking they won't tan, I never drop from a factor 30 and always come home from my holidays with a lovely tan xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    1. I know! I just feel that people need to be more aware of the consequences of not wearing SPF, especially if your under the sun for long periods of time.

  2. Great post ! I love the Bioderma suncream :)

    1. Me too! I have just bought a new bottle.

  3. I like the sound of the Garnier skin mist! I've never seen it before, I don't really wear foundation unless I go out clubbing or something so I would usually just wear sun cream on top of my face cream if its hot x

    S x

  4. Hi Vanessa,
    I love this article because I am an SPF addict. I believe that it is important to protect yourself and your post could change mind of many people.

  5. It's definitely a good idea to use SPF underneath your foundation! I always use a foundation with SPF in it :)

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

  6. I've worried about not being able to top up on spf throughout the day because although I apply it every day beyond that there's not much I can do. I'd never heard of that Garnier spray though but it sounds amazing! I don't think it's out globally yet but I'll be keeping my eye out for it because it would be so handy to have.

  7. So interesting post! This topic is very important, I didn't know some things! Thanks for sharing :)

    xoxo dear ❤
    Melania |

  8. Those are all pretty great SPF options - I wear SPF daily so I always love reading about new cool ones.

  9. What a great and useful post, thank you!! SPF is so important!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  10. Great post, SPF is mandatory no matter the weather and I always dreaded applying sunscreen because of the old greasy formula but most skincare brands, affordable ones too, have really upped their game. Thank you for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  11. I have Garnier Skin Active too, the other of products also looks interesting! :)


  12. Very interesting post! I learned a lot. :)

  13. Very useful tips and a great reminder about the importance of SPF protection. I will admit that I will wear sunscreen everywhere else except on my face. I was hoping I could just get by with the SPF already included in my foundation but I do know better than that.

  14. I was one of them who don't wear SPF if it's cloudy outside but is way more educated these days. I spend a lot of time educating my customers at work too.

  15. I just had a chat with my husband who still thinks that he doesn´t need SPF when it is cloudy... And of course he refuses to listen.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  16. SPF is so important! I always make sure I am wearing some, thankfully it's in most of my make up and moisturizers =o)

  17. That hydrating mist sounds amazing!!

  18. What a great post, girlie! This is such an important topic to address this time of year, as we've just transitioned into summer. Protecting the skin is so important, even when it's not sunny. I always make sure to apply sunscreen and sunglasses, even in the winter months. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!



  19. This is really informative! I have a moisturizer with SPF that I wear daily but I've always wondered about reapplying once I have makeup on etc, so that mist will definitely come in handy. I also need to remember that you can still get sunburnt with cloudy skies... I feel like I've heard that before but I never really take the proper precautions. Definitely informative! Thanks for taking the time to write this.

    Julia | Julia in Bluhm

  20. This was such an interesting and informative post. SPF is a must, especially in Summer! Thanks for sharing, I definitely learned a few things I didn't even know!

    Pepper | Peppermintheart

  21. This is such an important post! So many people think they won't get tanned while wearing SPF and don't realize how important it is to protect their skin. Thank you for writing this!

    Sending love & light your way,
    My Lovelier Days

  22. I would like to find those in Peru, great post
    Gros bisous

  23. This review is so detailed and specific, thank you for your tips :)
    With love,

  24. I'm so glad you've wrote this post and promoted good SPF protection! It's so important and so worth it!

    Corrie | Corrie Arnold

  25. Aw lovely post, your photos are so beautiful too! It's so easy to slip and forget, especially after a spot of bad weather :D thank you for reminding me, your blog is gorgeous! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

  26. I'm very fair so I'm always sure to have some kind of SPF on! Whether its actual sunscreen or SPF in my makeup, protecting my skin has always been so important to me!

  27. How interesting! Great reviews and thanks for sharing!
    Mónica Sors

  28. SPF is such an important step to have in everybody's daily routine. I used to find them breaking out my skin and leaving a white cast, but found that the korean spf works better on my skin. Thanks for sharing this post, always good to be reminded to take care of the skin.


  29. Indeed, lots of people believe that if it's cloudy they don't have to apply SPF, which is so so bad! And yeah it depends on the cream, lots are not greasy at all, just need to find the best one for our skin. Wishing you a lovely day. xx


  30. Need to check out the Kiehl's product, i'm so bad at wearing SPF.

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  31. I am terrible when it comes to wearing SPF and I have to admit that one of the reasons is that I think it will look greasy and make my makeup come off as I already have oily skin. I have been thinking about it more recently though as I am getting older so maybe it is time that I gave SPF a try and treat myself to some of the ones you have mentioned here :) x


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