When Summer eventually arrives in the UK, I love going outside and enjoying the sunshine either it be going on walks or relaxing in the garden. One thing I am very aware of is protecting your skin, which I think everyone is great at doing on holiday but not at home. I have quite fair skin and find that I burn very easily in the sun if I don’t wear any Suncream, so I have always used a factor 50 once a day suncream. It’s so important to protect your skin from the UV-A & UV-B rays from the sun and make sure you use a factor that is right for you skin. If you are fair like me, use factor 50, if you are olive skin then you can get away with wearing factor 30.
My favorite Suncream brand is Ultra-sun. I love the fact that all their suncream is once a day application, and from my experience, it certainly lasts all day. Over the years I have tried different products from their range but my go to suncream is their Factor 50+ Extreme suncream for your body. I love the formulation of the sun cream, it’s not greasy and absorbs into your skin in minutes without leaving any marks.
This suncream has also been formulated for sensitive skin and it is also water resistant, which is amazing for when you want a swim without having to reapply your sun cream. One thing to keep in mind is this sun cream, like most, takes 15 minutes to develop before you can go in the sun, but I always apply it before breakfast so it has pleanty of time to develop.
I have really struggled finding a face sun cream that isn’t really thick and feels heavy on my face. When I’m on holiday I don’t mind using a thicker face sun cream, so I will usually use my trusty Ultra Sun Sun Cream SPF50, but in the UK I like to use the La Roache-Posay Antheloios XL Anit-Shine 50+. I have only recently discovered this product and have fallen in love with it. It has the consistency of a light face cream, which I love, and hardly smells of sun cream either. This sun cream is perfect for wearing under makeup and it sinks into your skin really quickly but it can also be worn to work without having that sun cream shiny look. You can also get this product with a tint, making for a perfect summer base without needing to apply any foundation.
If you out and about this summer then please remember to put some sun cream on, your future self will thank you. Let me know what your favourite sun creams are bellow.
Have a lovely weekend!