Buying SPF on a Budget

Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays all year long is important, but SPF can be expensive. Take a look at our tips on buying cheaper SFP.

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SPF - (Sun Protection Factor) indicates the level of UVB rays that causes damage to the skin. Using an SPF daily reduces the risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and sunburn. It reduces the risk of melanoma by 50% and helps to prevent the sign of ageing. 

We often reach for sunscreen on holidays and during the summer months, but it’s better to wear an SPF every day of the year. Even on an overcast and cloudy day UVB rays can still damage the skin. 

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Here's our top 10 cheap factor 50 SPF available:
Available From Product Price
Aldi Lacura SPF50+ Sensitive Lotion 200ml £2.99
Superdrug Solait Sun Cream SPF50+ 200ml £3.59
Boots Soltan Protect & Moisturise Lotion SPF50+ 200ml £3.89 (Save 10% with a Boots Advantage Card)
TescoTesco Soleil Dry Touch Sun Protection Mist SPF50 200ml£3.60
Asda Asda Protect SPF50+ Cooling Clear Sun Mist 200ml£4.00
Wilko Wilko Suncare Sun Lotion SPF50 200ml £4.00
Sainsbury's Sun Protect Clear Sun Spray SPF50 200ml £5.00
Superdrug Ambre Solaire Invisible Protect Refresh Spray SPF50 200ml £6.99
Savers Nivea Sun Spray SPF50+ 200ml £6.49
Lidl Cien Sun Lotion SPF50 250ml £3.69
Sarah-Jane Outten

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