After what feels like a lifetime of winter, the sun has finally made an appearance. This is good news for our social lives, but it’s not great for our skin. It’s time to make sure that your skin and hair are protected from UV rays: here are our top sunscreen picks so that you can get out there and start enjoying the sunny season.

For Face

Nivea Sun Anti-Age Face Sun Cream SPF 30

This water-resistant face cream from trusted skincare brand Nivea offers effective protection without breaking the bank. In other words, exactly what you’d expect.

Nuxe Daily UV Protector SPF 30

Nuxe’s daily sunscreen protects you from all the issues sun exposure can cause, such as burning, skin discolouration, dark spots and wrinkles.

Clinique Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40

Packed with antioxidants as well as a broad-spectrum SPF, this sunscreen is ideal for daily use and protects your skin from environmental damage.

Sorbet Sun Protector Face Cream SPF 50

Local brand Sorbet understands South African skin as well as our harsh summers and have come up with a product that is perfectly suited to both.

For Body

Palmer’s Eventone Suncare Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30

An old family favourite, Palmer’s sunscreen has the benefit of a high SPF as well as the nourishing properties of cocoa butter. It smells pretty darn good, too!

Garnier Ambre Solaire Dry Mist SPF 30

This dry mist from Garnier is designed for sensitive skin and the formula is fast-absorbing and non-sticky – perfect for people who like the no-lotion feel.

Vichy Capital Soleil Fresh Hydrating Milk SPF 50+

It might go on velvety soft, but this lotion provides top-notch protection from both UVB and UVA rays. It’s also gentle enough for all skin types.

Filorga UV Bronze Mist SPF 50

A mist that offers broad-spectrum protection, hydrates and tones the skin and also helps you to get a gorgeous tan? And all in one product, too!

For Hair

Vita Liberata Passionflower & Argan Dry Oil Serum SPF 30

This serum offers great protection from the suns harmful rays and the non-sticky formula makes it ideal for both your face and your hair. Two for the price of one.

Kérastase Reflection Fluide Chroma Riche

Our hair can also suffer from sun damage, but this essence contains UV filters so that it stays protected and healthy and prevents colour from fading.

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