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Where were you and what were you doing when you found out you’ve been applying your {SPF} all wrong? Perhaps you were applying just the tiniest drop of SPF2.5 once a day to your T-zone. While this sounds like an unbelievable beauty crime worth sanctioning, our Cult Beauty haven is a safe space where we don’t shame or scold, we educate. 

Model applying cream under her eye

Wherever you are in the world, be it a hot, far-away island or sky-scraping city, your skin care regimen needs a trustworthy SPF and here’s our step-by-step guide showing you how to stay protected all day long.

Two finger rule 

The most common and often forgotten rule of thumb (no pun intended) is the two-finger step. We hate to say it but a drop or two won’t do your skin any favours under the beating sunshine or even on a cloudy day. While it may feel like a thick coating, doctors, estheticians and specialists recommend this guide to keep your skin truly protected. Taking your desired sunscreen across your index and middle finger, you’re off to a brilliant start.

Apply every 2 hours

Once just isn’t enough and with Glow Recipe’s {Niacinamide Watermelon Glow Sunscreen}, who wouldn’t want to reapply? Forecasting all-day radiance and broad spectrum protection with a mineral-rich formula that oozes with fruity freshness, this must-try SPF could quite literally shun your others to shame. Cute, covetable — and you guessed it — creamier than ever, this light-as-air poolside pal rescues dull, pigmented skin in no time at all. Now, that’s an SPF we can trust.

Rub it in — properly

Fear no more — ghoul-like white casts cease to exist with Caudalie’s {Vinosun Very High Protection Lightweight Cream} and that’s exactly what we love to see… or not. Featherlight yet deeply nourishing, this antioxidant-rich cream penetrates your skin with a vegan blend of reef safe ingredients which strengthen your delicate moisture barrier. Truly rubbing in your SPF essentially activates the broad spectrum protection that your skin craves. 

Your neck needs TLC too!

Often forgotten in the mix of serums, creams, masks and moisturisers, our necks are also just as important as faces. How great would it be if our necks soaked up the same surge of hydration courtesy of MALIN + GOETZ’S {SPF 30 Sunscreen High Protection}? Famed for their plethora of products dedicated to upscaling our at-home self care rituals to a spa-like status, this gel-cream formula is worthy of a spot in your SPF hall of fame. Gliding oil-balancing niacinamide conditioning vitamin E and non-nano zinc oxide across your skin for a skin-softening effect, this nourishing blend plumps up tired skin in ways you wouldn’t believe. Cue: youth-boosting skin in 3, 2, 1…

Now the question remains — what’s going to be your glow-to?

Precious Sodimu

Precious Sodimu

Junior Copywriter

Precious Sodimu is a Junior Copywriter at Cult Beauty as well as a self-proclaimed beauty fanatic. Sticking her teeth into all things make up and skin care, Precious is always on the hunt for the best products that work perfectly together. She loves learning about the benefits of new ingredients and formulas and the wonders it could do for her. Like most, if not, all beauty devotees, Precious doesn’t go a day without her trusted SPF 50 and niacinamide serums. Away from the vanity mirror, Precious loves to sit down with a good book (probably by her favourite author, Toni Morrison), or go out and try new cuisine.