With a slew of new-gen sun protection available, this is now a no-excuse zone.
We're all guilty.
Even though we all know that wearing a decent suncream on our faces every day is one of the best routes to having younger-looking skin for longer (not to mention its ability to minimise harmful sun damage), we often approach a devil-may-care attitude to SPF.
But, these days, not all sunscreen is created equal – meaning that it's now entirely possible to coat your skin in protection while also looking fresh.
What you're looking for is both UVA and UVB protection, a minimum of SPF 30, and a formula that suits your specific needs.
From dewy mists textures to subtly-tinted creams for when you don't feel like wearing make-up, check out Irish Tatler's best SPFs for your face below.
A creamy and invisible formula that eschews former sunblock norms and feels lightweight on the face.
La Roche-Posay's Anthelios AC Anti-Shine Matte Fluid is specifically designed for people with skin breakout concerns, offering a non-comedogenic, featherlight formula with a velvet finish alongside SPF 30 protection.
For those with oily skin, powder SPF is the way to go. Ideally reapplied on top of makeup.
A super-fine mist from the sun Gods that are Institut Esthederm, this protective spray is made with nourishing coconut and silky rice bran.
The Gradual Tanner
Particularly adapted for the sun-conscious, Tancream (as featured on Dragon's Den) is an odour-free formula rich with hydration which also protects the skin from the harshest of rays.
The Bronzing Oil
Fake it, while you making it with this oil that gives SPF 50 while leaving behind a believable faux glow.
The Charged Water
Replenish thirsty skin with this spray formula SPF, which is enhanced with Hyaluronic Acid and Vichy Mineralising Thermal Water for extra hydration.
Suitable for even the most sensitive skins, this is first-ever 100% mineral sun care product, offering optimum protection using only mineral-based filters and comes in both tinted and clear versions.
Downsize your holiday beauty-haul with this spray oil that can be used to protect body and hair all in one hit.
The new Yon-Ka Solar Care Sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays while also providing moisture. In it, we have liquorice extract which reduces redness, helps minimise dark spots and discolouration as well as Vitamin B5 which binds water to the skin to improve elasticity.