Are you wearing suncare right now? If the answer is no, perhaps your excuse is ‘it’s cloudy’, or maybe it’s the fact that you were in a hurry this morning. Whatever the justification, in 2016 ‘I was rushing’ just won’t cut it – at least, not when there are a handful of products designed to mesh perfectly with your lifestyle.
Forgive me for sounding like an overprotective mother, but suncare is serious business. Sun induced skin ageing and sun damage won’t care for your excuses, so it’s time to put on your sensible hat and find an SPF that suits you.
Sun care doesn’t have to be a chore, it can actually be really enjoyable, all it takes is the right product. So even if it’s just for this post, forget about your current suncare routine (or lack of!) and open your mind to the new age of sun protection…
I always forget to re-apply suncare…
Once you’re out in the sun it’s hard to keep sun protection at the forefront of your thoughts. Even the most suncare savvy among us can forget to top-up every once in a while, and for moments like that you need the Shiseido Wetforce Expert Sun Ageing Protection Lotion Plus SPF50+.
If you’re the fish of the family or you love to run in the sun, this sunscreen has your name written all over it. Unlike most suncare products, Wetforce’s unique formula is enhanced when it comes in to contact with perspiration or water. This is due to negatively charged ions within the lotion bonding with positively charged mineral ions in sweat or water, which create a strong defence system against UV rays. When it comes to suncare, Shiseido are stepping it up a gear with this savvy-screen, so forgetting to re-apply after swimming or sweating won’t be as much of a worry.
My child won’t wear suncare…
Children never sit still, so applying a good amount of SPF can become a messy nightmare in the blink of an eye. In the past you may have had to deal with temper tantrums or do a little bribery to ensure they’re covered top to toe, but not any more. Nowadays suncare formulas are fun and effective!
Bioderma have answered every parent’s suncare SOS with the Bioderma Photoderm Kid Mousse SPF50 +. The whipped cream mousse is fun to apply and most importantly, contains a very high sun protection factor. Formulated with UVA/UVB dermatalogical filters and a Cellular Bioprotection® patent, the mousse offers the best of both worlds – peace of mind for parents and that fun-factor for the kids! So for once, you may actually have them asking to apply sunscreen themselves.
I love having a golden tan…
Many people believe wearing sunscreen won’t allow their skin to tan, and thus they steer clear in the hope of achieving a gorgeous glow. But, this is a common misconception, and by avoiding sunscreen they will be putting themselves in harms way. But an important fact to keep at the forefront of our minds is that a tan is actually cell damage, and is our skin’s way of protecting itself.
So, if you have a family member that regularly avoids wearing protection don’t hold your tongue any longer, pick up the Institut Esthederm Adaptasun Milky Tanning Spray Normal or Strong Sun. This sunscreen is unlike ordinary sun protectants on the market as it works on UV indexes and sun intensities rather than SPF. But don’t let this scare you off, Institut’s unique approach allows you to customise your care to suit you. And, the reason this product will appeal to sun worshippers is the fact that it not only protects from UVA and UVB rays and photo-ageing, but it will also help skin adapt quicker to the sun, intensifying your tan. The best of both worlds!
I don’t like too many layers…
When out in the sun there’s nothing worse than having layers of product on your skin that feel heavy and uncomfortable. If you’re not a fan of applying makeup and sunscreen separately then there’s only one option: find a product that combines the two!
A new and wonderful option is the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Anti-Shine Dry Touch Tinted Gel Cream. Not only is this tinted formula great for evening out the complexion, it will also protect skin from sunburn, skin reactions and cell damage from UV rays. And don’t worry if you have sensitive skin, this gel-cream has a kind-to-skin formula that’s suitable for the most sensitive and sun intolerant skin types. In one simple step, your skin will be even, have a ultra-dry finish with no shine or white marks, and most importantly be shielded by a very high protection factor.
I don’t have time to rub it in…
When the sun is shining outside the last thing you want to do is spend an hour inside rubbing in sun cream all over your body. When you’ve over-slept or you’re itching to get to the beach, the Vichy Ideal Soleil Invisible Hydrating Mist SPF 50 is the solution.
This invisible mist is for those of us that want the protection without the effort. Its mist mechanism allows you to cover your entire body in very high protection in no time at all. And just because you don’t rub it in doesn’t mean you’ll be left with white marks. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, the sun protectant will leave skin white-mark-free with a dry and velvety feel. And even if you are a fan of sun cream, this mist is ideal for topping up your protection, especially at the beach – no more sandy hands!
Over to you!
Which of these innovative sun protectants do you have your eye on? Comment below or tweet me @EscentualCeryn!