Your sun protection routine starts now
So summer is on its way, and with the sun peeking out from behind the last of the winter clouds, it's time to prepare your skin. Summer is a time of hot sunny days and hours spent at the beach. Unfortunately, it’s also a time of sunburn, and that’s something no one likes to deal with. Well, if it's fresh, sun-safe skin you’re after, we’ve got you covered (literally!). Check out our tips to protect your skin this summer.
Skin Protector Tip #1 Be liberal with the sunscreen
Sunscreen. It’s the easiest tip in the book, and yet we keep neglecting it! Imagine how many painful encounters with sunburn we could avoid if we just remembered to slip, slop, slap. Obviously, the higher the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) the better, so opt for the ones that hit 30 or more. If you can remember to reapply regularly and ensure sunscreen is a vital part of your daily skincare routine, your skin will absolutely love you. Top picks for sunscreen? Invisible Zinc 4 Hr Water Resistant Sunscreen SPF 30+ with a waterproof shield to go that extra mile when you’re in and out of the water. NIVEA SUN Age Defence Moisturising Facial Sunscreen SPF 30+ is another favourite as it protects skin from the sun, moisturises and helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin Protector Tip #2 Opt for make-up with a high SPF
Foundation and summer are two things that, when put together, just never seem to work. You sweat, your skin feels like it's being smothered and you end up with a patchy face. That’s why I‘m going to share with you my holy grail product for sexy suncare: Ella Bache Sunguard 30+ Foundation. This brilliant beauty is a wonder product that offers maximum foundation coverage, protects against sun damage and moisture loss and is suitable for when you take a dip in the ocean. It goes on slightly thick, but once it’s rubbed in, you’ll have a tinted, sun-protected complexion that won’t need touching up for the rest of the day.
Skin Protector Tip #3 Cover up and calm your skin
At the risk of sounding like your mum, you can never go wrong when you slip, slop, slap! Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes that keep your skin covered, invest in a wide-brimmed hat and don’t forget about sunglasses! On that note, we know we all slip up sometimes, so in the event that you forget to reapply or spend a little too long basking in the sun, we’ve got the answers. you, me & everybody® Cool It Aloe Vera Gel is 98.5 per cent Aloe Vera to help calm and moisturise your skin if you find yourself looking a bit like a lobster. Palmer’s Aloe Vera Formula also contains vitamin E and herbal extracts to offer added support for tight, dry skin. For extra relief, keep your Aloe Vera in the fridge.
What are your top tips for skin protection this summer? Do you follow these suncare suggestions?