Summer Skin Guide: Part 3 - Protect The Skin You're In!
While it is great to soak up the summer sun you should always protect your skin with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and the higher the rating the better! The suns harsh UV rays are stronger than ever and lack of protection can lead to sun damaged skin, premature ageing or worse: skin cancer. As for tanning beds they are a big no go - they are large cause of skin cancer and melanoma and it is just not worth the risk!
In part 3 of my Summer Skin Guide I am going to share my favourite sunscreen, skincare and makeup which contains SPF so you can look fabulous while protecting the skin you're in!
SUNSCREEN WITH SPF
Jurlique Sun Lotion SPF 30+*
This broad spectrum sun lotion is a must-have this summer! The formula is light, offers extra protection against exposure to harmful UVA/UVB rays and doesn't have that typical sunscreen scent!
Sun Bum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 15*
I love this formula! It is non greasy, absorbs so nicely into my skin and is 2 hours water and sweat resistant so I can swim and work out while it works its magic!
The Cancer Council Sunscreen Body Spray SPF 50+
Not only is this sunscreen spray easy to apply but it comes in three fragrances: Summer Bloom, Tropical Escape and Silk Breeze so you can smell fabulous while protecting your skin!
SKINCARE WITH SPF
Antipodes Immortal SPF 15 Face and Body Moisturiser*
Antipodes is one of my all time favourite organic beauty brands so naturally (pun intended) I love their Immortal SPF 15 Face and Body Moisturiser. Not only does it protect my skin against sun exposure but it also contains super-antioxidant Vinanza Grape & Kiwi which helps decrease the appearance of redness.
Dermaveen Revive & Protect Body Moisturiser SPF 50+*
I was given this product to trial and it has become a fast favourite for me and my family. This body moisturiser is formulated for extra dry and sensitive skin and the colloidal oatmeal makes it very gentle on the skin and forms a protective moisture layer, replenishing the skins barrier and locking in moisture for smooth skin. We always keep a tube on the kitchen counter so we remember to apply it daily!
Sun Bum Moisturising Lip Balm SPF 15*
For regular readers of my blog you'll know that I loathe chapped lips so when I found a lip balm with SPF protection that contains Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and comes in amazing flavours it was a match made in heaven! My favourite flavour is definitely 'Banana' which smells just like a banana Paddle Pop ice cream, yum!!
SELF TANNER WITH SPF
Bondi Sands Everyday SPF 15 Gradual Tanning Milk Body Moisturiser*
I definitely inherited my mums English skin and all it takes is five minutes in the sun for my skin to turn lobster red! So the Bondi Sands Everyday SPF 15 Gradual Tanning Milk not only allows me to build up a beautiful tan but it moisturises my skin and protects it against the suns harsh rays. Just like a regular tanning lotion, exfoliate your body before application, use sparingly on the elbows, knees, ankles, hands and feet and wash your hands after use so they don't stain.
MAKEUP WITH SPF
You don't have to sacrifice your health when it comes to beauty! So many products now contain SPF protection so you can have a flawless complexion while being completely sun safe!
M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 30*
This light weight beauty balm creates a fabulously flawless base removing all signs of imperfection! I like to apply this balm to my face using my fingers so it melts the product so it blends seamlessly onto my skin.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+
This cult beauty product is a must-have! It provides complete coverage while providing your skin with a high SPF 50+ protection! Infused with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and natural botanicals, this amazing formula is clinically shown to improve skin texture, brightness and hydration.
Philosophy No Reason To Hide Instant Skin-Tone Perfecting Moisturiser*
This creamy formula instantly evens out your skin tone, moisturises and provides SPF 20 protection. Available in two shades, Light and Medium, I like to dot this over my face and blend out with a damp beauty blender before continuing my usual makeup application.
AFTER SUN SKIN CARE
After sun protection isn't just for if you get sun burnt. It is good to apply after you have been out in the sun to help restore moisture, refresh and soothe the skin. Here are a few of my favourite formulas:
So before you head out this summer, no matter how bright the sun seems, remember to Slip, Slop, Slap yourself and your loved ones!
*Some of these products were sent to me in exchange for a review. Products have been tried, tested and all opinions expressed are honest and my own.