Aug 8th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

SPF for those easy-to-forget areas

SPF for those easy-to-forget areas

When it comes to sunscreen, you’ve already found the best SPF to suit your Skin Mood™. And you’ve also topped up on the best sunscreens for your body, too. But what about the rest of you? What about the small (but very important) areas that far too often go forgotten, left to fend for themselves under the harmful rays of the sun. What are we talking about? Well, your lips, of course. And probably your hands too. And when was the last time you applied SPF to your scalp? We thought so. So let’s fix that, with Lionne’s list of the best SPF formulas for the bits you might otherwise forget.

The Best SPF for the Lips

The reason you need a specific SPF for the lips is because traditional formulas aren’t necessarily designed to be applied there. Plus, nine times out of ten, they taste gross. So what’s better is finding a lip balm with built-in SPF – and applying it even more frequently than your facial SPF. Lionne loves Ultra Violette’s Sheen Screen SPF 50 Hydrating Lip Balm, which comes in a spectrum of shades – no extra lipstick required – and also Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment, which, like the name would suggest, feels buttery in texture, and helps to lock in moisture - a necessity in the summer heat.

The Best SPF for the Scalp

Here’s the thing with scalp sunscreen: you’re going to have to accept that they might leave your roots a little greasy. The other option, of course, is to wear a hat the whole time you’re exposed to the sun, but if you’d rather protect the skin, too then look for easy-to-apply sprays and powders. Lionne loves Coola’s Scalp & Hair Mist Sunscreen SPF 30 and La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios XL SPF 50 Stick, neither of which douse the roots in tell-tale white powder.

The Best SPF for the Hands

While the sunscreen you apply to your face and body will undoubtedly get onto your hands, it tends to only reach the palms, yet applying it to the backs of hands is super important. Why? Because your hands tend to face sun exposure, even when the rest of your body is covered, and they’re often the first place to show up any sun-induced skin damage. It’s totally cool to use your face or body formula on your hands, but if you want a specific SPF hand cream, Lionne loves La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Repairing Balm SPF 50, which – just like the rest of the range – is super nourishing.

Need help picking out the best sunscreen formulas for you? Book in for a Holistic Skin Session, and let one of our Skin Mentors curate your entire routine.