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To The Rescue: SPF Sprays to Top Up While On The Go

Don’t let the sun kill your vibe

You know the whole drill about sun protection — but what most of us are probably guilty of it not topping up sunscreen as often as we should. Who wants to smear sunscreen over a full face of makeup in the middle of a workday? That’s when SPF sprays come in. Sunscreen sprays aren’t usually the best for thorough coverage unless you spritz yourself till you appear drenched, but it’s great for topping up what you already have on a daily basis when you’re not directly under the hot sun, or you’re swimming.

Here are some of our favourites.

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Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
This non-sticky sunscreen can be used on bare skin, and over makeup. The formula works well when you’re halfway through your day and need a top-up before you get a cuppa across the road too — it’s non-greasy, and it sets fairly quickly over makeup. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Lotion Spray
This one needs to be rubbed in a little so it’s not recommended if you have heavier makeup on, but if your coverage is light, this one dries down to a silky matte finish — with zero stickiness. Plus, this formula contains chemical filters to ward off UV rays, along with a blend of anti-aging antioxidants to neutralize free radicals that damage our cells. Clarins Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen Care Milk-Lotion Spray
If your skin already feels like it’s been torched and sundried in hell, this milky sunscreen is worth spraying on your face. Do it when you have a mirror, because it is white, but it is lightweight and creamy, giving you a touch of moisturising glow you so badly need.   Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 50
Supergoop! makes awesome SPF formulas and this mist not only powers you with 80-minute water-resistance, it also drenches skin with antioxidants to further protect skin against free radicals. Pixi Sun Mist
Soothe and protect your skin with this handy little number. Infused with botanical extracts like chamomile, aloe leaf and bamboo extracts, it contains SPF30 for your sun protection.