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Do you use SPF all year round?

2 June, 2018 - 11:39pm by - First Lady | 138 Comments

Poll posted by BR Natalie

The key to young looking, healthy skin that ages gracefully is to look after and protect your skin, as soon as you start a skin care routine.

A proper daily skin care routine consists of cleansing, toning and moisturising.  And if you're especially dedicated you might even use a serum to target key concerns.  But what about protection from the harmful rays of the sun?  Is that in your daily routine?

You might answer that queston a few ways;

  • Yes, I use SPF daily in the summer.
  • Yes, I use SPF when I'm on holiday.
  • Yes, I use SPF on super-hot days.
  • Yes, I use a high SPF all year round.
  • Yes, some of my products have SPF 5 -15  in them.
  • No, I never use SPF.

Now we know all of the excuses for not using sunscreen - it's greasy, it leaves your makeup looking less than perfect, it smells funny.  And we'll say it again - in this day and age there are formulas to suit all skin types and needs.  There is no excuse to face the New Zealand sun unprotected - whether it be in the height of Summer or on a bright, crisp Winter's day!

We're putting the Olay Complete Defence SPF30+ for sensitive skin to the test.  This daily UV lotion is enriched with Olay moisturisers for daily hydration and SPF30+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection.  It'll help to protect your skin against premature ageing and the damaging effects of daily UV exposure. Best of all, the unique Olay formula is light enough to wear every day! 

The light, non-greasy formula is enriched with vitamin E, aloe and green tea extract; and absorbs quickly into your skin to replenish moisture, without leaving skin greasy. 

We need a trial team of great reviewers to tell us if Olay Complete Defence SPF30+ is the answer to our sunscreen woes.  Can it get even the most naughty girl wearing sunscreen all year round?

If you'd like to put your hand up for this trial team, tell us your sunscreen habits below.  Do you use it religiously regardless of the season, or only in the Summer when you're reminded to slip, slap, slop?

Get chatting below!

Do you use SPF all year round?


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Have used a spf year round for over 25yrs now, don't go outside without it.

I love Olay ,need 30-+ , use sunblock every single day , need something quick and non greasy and have never found 30+ that doesn’t look white on my skin and it’s not crazy so I would love to try this. Are you some block every day so I really need this in now for my teen kids and my hubby too-So please give me /ya all the chance to try and I’ll tell you

I try to use SPF face cream all year round and add extra sunscreen in summer. It’s just a habit I’ve got into to help protect my skin as even in Winter there’s danger from sunburn in Northland! I’d love to give this product a go!

Daily routine use it all year round.

I do my best with using spf products haven't found one yet that doesn't flare up my ecsema

I have sensitive and oily skin, plus I burn easily.. I think this product would be perfect for me!!

The most important beauty product one needs is an SPF whether the sun is out or not. I use one every day and have temperamental skin so unable to do anything scented and lots of sunscreens are heavy and end up feeling greasy. Would love to see if this one works for future purchase.

No I don't use an spf in winter. However I realise with spending a lot of time outdoors at my job, I need spf sunscreen in my foundation so have tried garnier

I only use spf during spring and summer... Living in Southland I need all the vitamin d I can get during autumn and winter!

Since I am on the more olive skin complextion tge myth of not needing too much sunscreen dominates me more than it shud. On a super hot day in summer I do use SS.

I generally only wear suncream in summer when ill be outside. I know I should use it all the time but I have struggled to find one that doesnt make my skin break out and I dont like the greasy feeling they leave on my skin, so I would absolutely love to try this one as it sounds nice and light while still having spf!

I am concerned about sin damage but have sensitive skin so most products with SPF aren’t great for me. A sensitive cream sound perfect

I would love to try this product as I am getting older and I know I should be wearing it most of the time when I am out in the sun.

yes i use SPF - and i want a 30 - i dont like the 15 , not enough - and i dont like the 30s that go white and pasty, and take forever to rub in , and then some are just plain greasy- i like Olay in other products so wd love to give this a go.

Im a bit slack with this but this product looks amazing would love to trial!

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