Sun-safe skincare and make up

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I’ve seen a lot of red faces, arms and legs over the weekend. Don’t get caught out, get sun protected with a selection of sun creams and make up with SPF’s to safeguard your skin.

UV radiation is one of the main factors that causes the skin to age. Melanocytes—melanin-producing cells—begin to burn out when you reach your late thirties and forties, making it more difficult for your skin to fight sun damage.

Everyday living also exposes your skin to a variety of pollutants and free radicals that can cause wrinkles, bumps, irritation and inflammation. Therefore, it’s important to use products that protect the skin to keep it looking younger and healthier for longer.

To help you choose the best one, here’s my top picks for the face and body.

For the face
Top Tip: Look out for products with anti-aging ingredients.
 I recommend:

Clarins’ Wrinkle Control SPF range includes sun protectors for the face and eyes.

Dior’s Capture Totale Global Anti-aging Skincare offers complete protection during sun exposure.

Estee Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Supreme Rescue Serum the triple -action repair technology enhances skin’s natural ability to repair the visible effects of damage from UV rays.

Caudilie Divin anti-ageing face skincare provides a broad spectrum of protection so skin feels highly moisturised and luminous.

After sun care

If you do catch the sun or manage to burn, then soothe the skin with our after sun protectants.

Clinique’s Sun Rescue with Aloe
Malibu’s Aloe
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour skin protectant

Foundations aren’t just about covering up, creating a flawless canvas or making your skintone appear more even. They now play an important role in protecting the skin from everyday pollution and the sun’s harmful rays. One of the most popular foundations for this is bareMinerals Original SPF 15.Here’s what one of my colleagues had to say about it after testing it out:

Jane Kendall (Production Manager) – ‘I love the silky texture, it glides on effortlessly and gives me the coverage I need. Most importantly for me though is the fact it has SPF so I know my foundation is working hard to protect my skin. It’s the ultimate multi-taking foundation that makes me look good but cares for my skin’s well-being. A definite 9/10 from me.

Shop foundations with SPF

Plus, think about using tinted moisturisers that are packed with powerful properties to protect the skin whilst leaving a radiant and natural finish. Here’s a rundown of my favourites.

Urban Defense – Tinted Moisturiser

The light-diffusing pigments in this wonder product diffuse the look of fines lines and wrinkles for a natural, youthful finish, while the buildable coverage it offers lets you wear it alone (great for warm weather) or under powder for a more polished look. This paraben and fragrance-free tinted moisturiser contains SPF 20, as well as a multi-mineral complex that battles free radical damage.

Clinique Mositure Surge Tinted Moisturiser SPF15 

An instant moisture booster with SPF protection and a hint of skin-perfecting colour. The refreshingly lightweight formula provides a no-makeup look and feel, yet covers imperfections with a natural, hydrating touch.

Bobbi Brown SPF15 Tinted Moisturiser Oil Free

Created for women with oily skin who want light moisture, sheer coverage and sun protection in one, Bobbi s new gel-based formula is the perfect alternative to foundation. Light and refreshing, it glides on smoothly, blends easily and provides a hint of coverage for soft, even and natural-looking skin. Vitamins C and E protect skin from free radical damage, while SPF 15 helps prevent sun damage.

For the body
I recommend Estee Lauder’s Goddess Sun Indulgence lotion or Lancome’s Genefique Sun body.  If you’re oversized bag is full to the brim, then opt for sun protection that looks after the skin and body in just one handy bottle like bareMinerals Natural Sunscreen SPF30 or Supergoop’s UV Protection spray for face and body.



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