The warmer months mean more time spent outdoors, and this can mean living a more active lifestyle where sunscreens are an absolute must. Time spent on the beach, swimming, hiking and running around means more time in the sun,. While lying on the beach all day might be your idea of a good time this summer, it pays to remember the health of your skin. Ongoing heat and and UV rays can cause real damage. So if you’re hitting the sunny spots this season, we suggest topping up with excellent SPF sunscreens before you go. It’s no secret that your skin can be damaged by the sun even on a cloudy day. That’s why sunscreens are an essential part of any skincare routine. Having a sunscreen (or sunscreens) that can keep up with your busy plans while giving you the best protection against harsh UVA and UVB rays is so important. Here are our favourite sunscreens. 1/5 – Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser Range We love this range from Ultraceuticals, which is perfect as an everyday sun protectant. The range includes the Hydrating SPF 30+, Mattifying SPF 30+ and a Sheer Tint SPF 30+. For Normal-Dry skin types, the Hydrating option is great for retaining moisture, and ensuring your skin won’t feel dried out after application. For Normal-Oily skin types, the Mattifying option will help absorb excess oil whilst protecting your skin. Lastly, if you’re looking for a natural glow with your SPF, the Sheer Tint provides natural looking coverage with a hint of colour. 2/5 Sun Active SPF50+ Face Cream If you’re looking for an SPF range to keep up with your active lifestyle, look no further than Ultraceuticals’ SunActive SPF50+. Made specifically for the dedicated protection for your face, this SPF50+ cream features complete UVA and UVB spectrum sunscreen ingredients. It is also contains antioxidant protection and touch-dry technology for a shine-free velvet finish, so you can say goodbye to tell-tale sunscreen covered complexion. Best of all? The range is up to four hours water resistant, so no matter if it’s saltwater from the sea or sweat from a hike, you and your skin will stay protected from the sun. It is perfect if you’re out and about in the sun during the day. It’s specifically designed for an active lifestyle, and was formulated in Australia, to provide very high sun protection against one of the harshest climates in the world. 3/5 Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex For the ultimate protection alongside an SPF, Ultraceuticals’ Antioxidant Complex is designed specifically to help protect against environmental aggressors. Say no to pollutants damaging your skin, and yes to microscopically clean skin. A true pocket-sized hero, the Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex ensures your skin is powerfully protected and safe from all the environmental nasties you’re exposed to throughout the day, leaving your skin and pores free from dirt to the microscopic level. It protects against the visible signs of premature skin ageing by helping to reduce toxic free radicals and minimise their potential for causing damage. This advanced serum is formulated with a powerful complex of antioxidants including Silymarin (Milk Thistle), a Vitamin C derivative, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid, and is designed to be used seamlessly alongside your daily SPF protection. SPF protects against UV damage and the Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex, adds further protection against other non-UV environmental stressors, minimising toxic free radical damage and in turn, premature skin ageing. It’s also been designed to work synergistically with the Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser Range, ensuring you have the best skin protection ever! Brush-on-Block is small and lightweight to keep in your bag to keep applying during the day. 4/5 Brush on Block Have trouble with sticky, thick application of sunblock? There’s no doubt we need SPF protection, but if the thick lotion is clogging up your pores or encouraging oily skin, try Brush on Block instead. Brush on Block is a revolutionary dry sun protection housed in a patent-pending self-dispensing, refillable brush. It delivers instant SPF 30 coverage every time you brush it on. That means no more messy sprays, sticks or lotions. The convenient application makes it easy to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. The instant Natural Mineral Sunscreen goes on dry, doesn’t sting in the eyes, is sweat and water resistant and is hypo-allergenic, plus won’t leak everywhere in your beach bag! 5/5 SunActive Face & Body Recovery Cream Ultraceuticals’ SunActive SPF 50+ Face & Body Lotion provides all over body protection. This recovery cream is designed to reduce irritation induced by sun exposure. A product that visibly reduces irritation induced by sun exposure (should you have spent just a little too long out there). This recovery cream contains a powerful blend of Ultraceuticals Soy DNA Complex, antioxidants and soothing ingredients to provide comfort and hydration to skin exposed to harsh environmental aggressors. At Total Body Concept, we stock a great range of SPF’s, designed for every skin type. Come in and talk to us about finding the right SPF for your skin and lifestyle.