5 sun creams for summer 2017
There is nothing that can ruin a sunny day faster than having to apply sticky, tacky suncream. But we all need to keep our skin safe, so here’s five products we’re loving as we wait for the summer sun to arrive for good…
Remember to use two to three tablespoons for the whole body (yes you read that right, very few people use enough), apply 30 minutes before going out in the sun and top up just before you leave to ensure protection. Seek shade between 11am and 3pm and drink lots of water to hydrate from the inside.
When a sunscreen claims to be water resistant, or waterproof, you’ll be protected while submerged, but it’s always recommended to apply again after swimming, towelling, or every two to three hours.
Vichy IDÉAL SOLEIL ANTI-SAND MILK
SPF 30, SPF 50+ & CHILDREN’S SPF 50+
Nothing heralds the start of a summer vacation like the feeling of sand beneath your feet but who wants to feel it stuck to your suncream. Vichy has created its first anti-sand suncare solution – which helps prevent the sand from sticking to the skin, allowing it to be easily brushed away. Very light with a dry touch finish, this is fab.
La Roche-Posay ANTHELIOS XL BODY SPRAY SPF 50+
This is one of our factor 50 favourites – from French brand La Roche-Posay – an exceptionally lightweight spray – hard to believe it is SPF50 – and stuck to our skin even when in the water.
Nivea SUN KIDS CARING ROLL-ON SPF 30
This clever little bottle offers highly effective sun protection wherever you go. With its easy-to-handle roll-on application, it is simple and quick to apply on your child’s skin. Its got a fast-absorbing, non-sticky formula, as well as extra water-resistance for fun in the water.
Decleor AROMA SUN EXPERT PROTECTIVE HYDRATING MILK SPF 30
Oh boy, the smell of this alone is worth the money! The smells of vanilla, jasmine, rose and melon extracts transport you straight to a white sandy beach. It left our skin super soft but not sticky. This is not one for you if you plan on lots of swimming, it will need to be reapplied often.
Clarins SUN WRINKLE CONTROL CREAM FOR FACE UVB/UVA SPF 30
This is perfect for sensitive skin – this lightweight cream doesn’t clog pores and absorbs quickly into the skin. With UVA-UVB filters, it provides a good level of sun protection too and contains anti-ageing properties to help fight fine lines and wrinkles. Ingredients such as aloe vera and kiwi fruit keep your skin moisturised.