Discover daily face sunscreen for men
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Discover daily face sunscreen for men

In the UK more men are diagnosed with skin cancer than women meaning that it is important that men use a face sunscreen all year round. In this guide, we introduce our best face and body sun creams for men for day in, day out protection. 

By Hannah Mepham

7 Minute read

Should men use sunscreen every day? Do you need a different sunscreen for your face and body?

In this post, we explain why all men need to use sun cream daily and recommend our best men’s sunscreens.  

Do men need to use sunscreen?

Yes! Men absolutely need to use sunscreen. Everyone, regardless of gender or skin type, should protect their skin from harmful sun rays.

Men who wear sunscreen daily lower their risk of getting skin cancer, as well as not protecting their skin from sunburn and premature ageing.

Men's sun cream

86% of melanoma skin cancer cases are preventable, yet in the UK, too many men still die needlessly of skin cancer every year.

At Green People, we took part in a 2024 sun awareness campaign with O2, which revealed that almost 1 in 4 men would not take sunscreen on holiday with them.

Did you know that in the last decade, melanoma skin cancer cases in men increased by a staggering 50%[i].

It’s time to change attitude to men’s sunscreen. Look after your skin health every day by applying SPF as the last step of your skin care routine.

Shop our dedicated face sunscreen for men

Protect male skin every day with Green People for Men Sports+ SPF30 Sun Cream, a certified organic sunscreen that’s tailor-made for men.

This certified organic, 2-in-1 facial SPF for men is high-factor, non-greasy, non-nano and non-whitening. It is a great choice for men who spend a lot of time outside and is an easy fit for your daily grooming routine.

Here are a few reasons to make it a key component of your organic grooming routine:

  • Instant protection: There’s no need to wait around for your SPF to absorb. Non-nano mineral Zinc Oxide sun filters reflect and protect in an instant.
  • 2-in-1:There’s no need to apply extra moisturisers; we’ve added a cooling Aloe Vera core to keep your skin soft, calm, and hydrated.
  • Natural water repellence: Work hard, play hard with water-repellent SPF that maintains protection even when you’re working up a sweat.

 

Fancy more choices or need sunscreen for your body too? Read on.

Best sensitive sunscreen for men

If you have sensitive skin that’s easily irritated by sun cream ingredients, Scent Free Facial Sun Cream SPF30 is the SPF for you.

This high-factor facial sun cream for men is a gentle but effective, scent-free SPF for men with sensitive skin. It is non-greasy, non-irritating, and clinically proven to be kind to sensitive skin.

Did you know that your profession could put you more at risk of skin cancer?

Men who work outside, such as sportsmen, farmers, window cleaners, and gardeners, can be overexposed to sunlight. Pilots and cabin crew are also at significantly higher risk of skin cancer. That’s because UV light is stronger above ground and can travel through glass windows[ii].

Shop our best body sunscreen for men

Of course, sun cream isn’t just for the face, and if it's shorts and t-shirts weather, you will need to apply SPF to your body, too.

For top-to-toe protection, you can’t go wrong with Scent Free Sun Cream SPF30. A unisex sunscreen for all ages and skin types, it’s our best-selling sunscreen, and for good reason.

  • Broad-spectrum sun defence: With high-factor SPF30 built in, this sunscreen for men shields against UVA and UVB sun rays.
  • Naturally scent-free: Perfect for men prone to prickly heat, this non pore-clogging SPF is unscented and a great choice of sun protection for men with sensitive skin.
  • Dermatologically tested: Trust that you’re getting the best protection with a body sunscreen for men that’s proven to be kind to sensitive skin.

Which SPF is best for men?

Whether you need a men’s sunscreen for sensitive skin, working outside or for sports and leisure activities, we have lots of natural sun creams for men to choose from. To help you whittle down your choices, we’ll start with the basics: choosing the right level of SPF.

‘SPF’ stands for sun protection factor, and we offer two different levels in our sunscreens for men.

  • SPF15 offers medium protection and blocks out 93% of burning UVB rays,
  • SPF30 offers higher protection, blocking out around 97% of UVB rays.

In the UK, SPF15 is usually sufficient for most of the year. As the weather warms up and the UV gets stronger, the best SPF for men is SPF30.

We hope that this has answered some of the questions that you have about choosing a men’s sunscreen. Take a look at our men’s facial SPF moisturiser or our entire collection of natural and organic sunscreens.

 

Alternatively, our friendly UK customer care team is happy to answer any further questions that you have and can be contacted on 01403 740350 or at @GreenPeopleUk.

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This blog post has been reviewed by Charlotte Vøhtz, founder of Green People, who has 25+ years of experience in the natural and organic beauty industry. A recognised leader in the field of organic beauty, Charlotte helped inform the UK's first organic beauty standards and was voted the People’s Choice in the 2023 list of Who’s Who in Natural Beauty. A published author, she wrote the organic beauty bible ‘Naturally Gorgeous’. Previously, she qualified as a nurse

[i] https://news.cancerresearchuk.org/2021/06/24/mens-skin-cancer-rates-increase-by-50-over-decade/

[ii] https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/mel...

 

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