I don’t wear SPF on my face every day. Controversial, I know! The truth is that I don’t buy into the skin cancer fear-mongerers who would have us believe that we need to slather ourselves with SPF 50 in order to spend eight hours at a desk. I think it entirely depends on your lifestyle and your skin type, but since I have an office job and medium-toned Caucasian skin, I don’t have to add a heavy-duty SPF into my daily routine.
I rely on the SPF within my moisturiser to protect me from incidental exposure during the day but I ramp it up to a high-factor, dedicated SPF if I’m exercising outdoors or hitting the beach. I’m well aware that sun damage is extremely ageing and I certainly don’t want to get burnt, but I can also see the positive effect that a healthy dose of sunshine has on the quality and tone of my skin. I’m not saying you shouldn’t wear SPF, I’m just saying take your skin and your environment into account when deciding how much is enough.
For days when a Big Daddy SPF is required, these are the ones I like the most for my combination-oily skin because they’re light and not too greasy: