With this weekend set to reach highs of 25 degrees, its time to starting thinking about protecting ourselves and our little ones from those harmful UVA and UVB rays. Not only are they incredibly ageing, causing dehydrated skin and premature wrinkles but the suns rays are also the number one cause of skin cancer.
Today La Roche –Posay have launched their skin checker campaign with the aim of helping awareness and understanding of safe sun behaviour by focusing of 3 essential actions for ultimate sun protection.
- Protect your skin year round with complete broad-spectrum sun care protection (see my Summer Sun SPF Guide below)
- Be safe in the sun. This includes staying out of the sun between 12 and 3, re-appling sunscreen every few hours and again after swimming, and finaly ensuring your little ones are covered up in light weight protective clothing. Just remember if you can see through the clothing the sun can get through it too.
- Check yours and your loved ones’ beauty spots regularly. Not sure what to look for, then check out this super cute video from the skin experts at La Roche-Posay.
So with just a day to go until it really hot’s up make sure you and your family stay sun safe with one of my must buy SPF’s.
FOR THE ADULTS..
Anthelios XL Comfort Nutritive Oil SPF 50+ £15.30 by La Roche-Posay. This lightweight, nourishing oil for the face and the body provides very high UVA-UVB protection is suitable for all skin types (even sensitive skin) and with its non-sticky, invisible satin finish, it’s moisturising and comfortable to wear.
Ultra Facial Defence SPF 50+ £35 by SkinCeuticals. Formulated with state-of-the-art UV filters, this high-protection sunscreen for the face helps to prevent UV induced collagen breakdown a known cause for premature skin ageing.
SPF25 Sun Cream Cell Protection £57 by Susanne Kaufmann. Providing high, broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection without irritation, Susanne Kaufmanns water resistant sunscreen is packed with wild ingredients harvested and cultivated organically from Austria’s Bregenzer Forest, including intensely nourishing Jojoba Oil and anti-inflammatory Balloon Vine Oil.
Sport Treatment SPF 30 For Lips, Face & Eye Area £20 by Fresh. It’s easy to forget about protecting our lips but with it’s delicate skin a high factor protection is a must. This moisturising treatment by Fresh provides targeted nourishment and water-resistant UV protection to the lips, face, and eye area.
Body Defence Sunscreen SPF 30 £55 by Zelens. Containing multiple powerful active ingredients that work in synergy to reduce formation of damaging free radicals and help repair DNA, Zelens new broad spectrum SPF 30 satin oil formula replenishes moisture, reinforces the skin’s natural barrier and combats signs of premature ageing. It is also water resistant and can be used on the hair.
Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 £49 by ZO Skin Health. Zo Skin Healths multiple defense sun protection system with broad spectrum UVA/UVB defense, a universal tint and a silky matte finish that helps to smooth the skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines is a must have for flawless summer skin!
Sun Care Oil Spray SPF 30 £17.60 by Clarins. A luxurious dry oil for both hair and body, Clarin’s Sun Care Oil Spray with SPF 30 combines plant extracts with sun filters to protects skin against premature ageing and dryness. With organic nyamplung fruit, rich in fatty acids and omegas 6 and 9, works to nourish and hydrate.
Anti Ageing Sun Cream SPF 30 £18 by Green Energy Organics. Using organic plant stem cells to stimulate the skins regeneration and prevent against deyhydration, this water resistant anti ageing sun cream is suitable for all age groups and skin types .
FOR THE LITTLE ONES…
Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics Spf 50+ Smooth Lotion £16 By La Roche-Posay. With a fluid, easy-to-apply texture (which is slightly whiter than other products to ensure full coverage of your children), La Roche-Posay’s multi-resistant (water, sand and perspiration) high broad spectrum sun protection with UVA and UVB filters, has been proven by world-renowned expert dermatologists to offer some of best protections against UVA offered by any brand in the world. A personal favourite.
Sun Lotion No Scent SPF30 £17.50 by Green People Children. Organic, scent free and water resistant, this full spectrum SPF30 sun lotion by Green People is, moisturising, soothing and suitable for sensitive skin, including eczema and prickly heat sufferers.
Toddler Milk SPF50 £13.65 by Sunsense. Made in Australia, Toddler Milk’s gentle formula provides high UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection for young, delicate skin, is dermatologically tested, provides 40 minute of water resistance and helps protect against sunburn.
Very High Protection Sun Lotion SPF £14.99 by Mustela. Created especially for newborns, babies and children, Mustelas organo-mineral suncream enriched with Avocado Perseose (a patented natural ingredient that protects cells from damage) shields skin from solar radiation and prevents cell damage, whilst appearing invisible on the skin.