Why Sunscreen is Essential for an Effective Skincare Routine

Why Sunscreen is Essential for an Effective Skincare Routine

Posted by Vivo Online Store on 26th Oct 2023

Why Sunscreen is Essential for an Effective Skincare Routine

Discovering the Power of SPF in Your Morning Skincare Routine

Ever thought about why a road trip is more fun with good music or why fish just tastes better with chips? It’s because that added touch of something simple can make all the difference.

And the same goes for SPF in your skincare routine!

Sunscreen doesn’t just protect you from lobster-red sunburn, it offers incredible benefits for your skin, taking things from mundane to magical. In this blog post, we’re going to guide you through the wonders of SPF, helping you discover the perfect sunscreen and achieve radiant, healthy skin all year round.

Demystifying SPF - What It Is and Why Does It Matter?

If you're someone who values taking care of your skin, then you’ve probably heard of SPF. But what is it exactly and what does it bring to the table?

What is SPF?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and it helps form a protective barrier that absorbs or reflects the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. This, in turn, reduces the risk of sunburn and other skin conditions related to sun damage.

Take a look at the number you see on sunscreen bottles - the higher the SPF, the greater the protection for your skin.

Why SPF is Vital

It’s amazing how much SPF can boost your skin’s well-being! Here are a few ways you will benefit from adding it into your routine:

  • Protection Against UV Rays: It shields from UVA (causing long-term skin damage) and UVB rays (responsible for sunburns).
  • Prevention of Dark Spots: Reduces the risk of hyperpigmentation.
  • Lower Risk of Skin Cancer: Regular use is linked to decreased risk of melanoma and non-melanoma types.
  • Preservation of Skin's Elasticity: Protects collagen and elastin, maintaining skin's firmness.

Interested in learning more? Check out DermNet NZ for further information on the importance of sun protection.

Why SPF is Vital

So, is sun protection only needed for beach days and summer barbeques? Well, it might seem that way, but, the truth is, the sun’s rays never take a day off!

UV radiation can sneak through clouds and windows, so protecting and caring for your skin is essential every day.

A few other reasons why sunscreen can find itself forgotten about are:

  • Texture: It can leave a greasy or white residue that feels heavy.

  • Sensitivity: Certain sunscreens may cause potential skin irritation.

  • Time: It’s just one more thing to do in the mornings.

However, in the world of sun protection, there’s a perfect sunscreen for every skin type and lifestyle. Your skin’s wellbeing doesn’t have to suffer - all you need is the right product.

Choosing the Best Sunscreen for You

Making sunscreen a part of your daily skincare routine is a simple yet impactful step. But do you struggle to find a suncream that works well for your skin?

We’ve got some good places to begin:

For All Skin Types: Aspect Physical Sun Protection SPF 50+ offers high-protection with a mineral-based formula.

For skin that's perfectly primed for makeup or a natural look, try Aspect Tinted Physical Sun Protection SPF 50+.

For Oily or Acne-Prone Skin: Heliocare 360º Gel Oil-Free uses the unique Fernblock®+ technology to create an ultra-light, high photoimmunoprotection sunscreen that is particularly suited for demanding skin.

For Sensitive Skin: Heliocare 360° Mineral Tolerance Fluid is a light, breathable formula with mineral-only filters. It absorbs quickly, leaving a silky finish on the skin. Fragrance-free and tested for even the most sensitive skin types.

Top Tips for Effective Sun Protection

Effortlessly incorporate SPF into your everyday skincare routine with a few of our key tips:

  • SPF Levels: Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s SPF 30 or higher. Don’t rely on makeup to offer protection - it’s often not a high enough SPF!

  • Application: Make sunscreen the final step in your morning skincare routine (unless the instructions on the bottle direct otherwise).

  • Reapplication: Reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and after swimming or sweating. Ensure easy reapplication with products like Brush On Block SPF30, which is perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle. 

Consider your skin type and preferences, try a few different products, and please feel free to reach out to the Vivo team if you’d like some guidance.


The important thing to remember is that UV radiation cannot be felt. Even when it’s cloudy, your skin still needs to be protected with a high-quality sunscreen from Vivo. Plus, with all the added benefits of SPF, it’s practically a no-brainer to include it in your morning skincare routine!

So, now that you’ve discovered the secrets of SPF, it’s time to upgrade your routine, nurture your skin, and radiate your natural glow. Your skin deserves the best – and with Vivo, you're giving it just that. Check out our full product range today.

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