Sun cream: save or spend?
We asked Hermione Lawson from the British Skin Foundation whether price should determine the type of suncream you buy.
'Any sunscreen sold in the UK is subject to strict EU laws which ensure it is safe to use. Its stated SPF and UVA protection is proven before the product is approved,' she says. 'When a choosing a sunscreen, the most important thing is the SPF number and UVA rating. The British Skin Foundation recommend using a high SPF of at least 30 and a high UVA rating or four or five stars, often called a "broad-spectrum" sunscreen.'
'Different brands may offer varying products in terms of formulation or specifically formulate products suitable for sensitive or allergy prone skin. It's important you find a sunscreen that suits your skin type and you enjoy using, as you're unlikely to apply it generously or regularly enough otherwise.
So, unless you've got sensitive or allergy prone skin it may be worth checking the supermarket asiles for a cheaper suncream alternative this summer!
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