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Sunscreen to suit your summer holiday
No matter what your plans are over the summer holidays, there’s one beauty product you shouldn’t leave the house without: sunscreen.
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These days, there are so many different types of sunscreens on the shelves, it can be hard to know which is the best sunscreen to for you. To save you precious time decoding each sunscreen (when you could be at the beach), we’ve hand-picked the best sunscreen to suit every summer scenario – because a nasty sunburn will put a halt to all that holiday fun.
Sunscreen for MUSIC FESTIVALS
Most music festivals are all-day, outdoor events, meaning you not only need to apply sunscreen before you go, but also while you’re there. Before you leave, start by dabbing in Alpha-H Protection Plus SPF50+ on your face. It contains pomegranate, mango seed and a slew of natural ingredients to keep skin hydrated, and its matte finish is the perfect canvas for make-up. Once your face is done, apply Invisible Zinc Face & Body Sunscreen all over your body. The 75g variety will easily fit in a small bag, so there’s no excuse not to bring it with you! To touch up and keep that pretty face protected throughout the day, try the Bondi Sands Sunscreen Oil SPF 30 – it's super lightweight, dries in an instant and absorbs into the skin without any greasy residue. Plus, it smells AMAZING.
Sunscreen for THE BEACH
Heading to the beach? You’ll need both a hard-working deodorant (we love the NIVEA Invisible Black & White Clear Roll-On Deodorant) and a sunscreen that will a) last a long time (nobody likes re-applying with sandy hands) and b) shield you from the sun’s harsh rays whether you’re in the water, lazing on the sand, or both. NEUTROGENA® Beach Defence™ Sunscreen Spray – Broad Spectrum is water-resistant for up to four hours and the spray function makes it super simple to top up your protection. It absorbs really quickly so you can get back to your beach fun faster and it doesn’t feel greasy. To protect that delicate pout of yours, it’s really important to also pop a lip balm with SPF in your beach bag. We like Bonne Bell Outdoor Lip Balm SPF30+ for its soothing feel.
Sunscreen for PLAYING SPORT
Keen for a bit of volleyball, hiking, tennis or golf in the sunshine? All outdoor sports have one thing in common: sweat. And there’s nothing more uncomfortable and irritating than having sunscreen drip into your eyes. Try using Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50, which utilises hyaluronic acid to bond moisture to the skin, meaning your sunscreen won’t slip off with sweat. And if you really heat up while exercising in the great outdoors, try the new Banana Boat Sport Cool-Zone SPF 50+. It’s a brilliant buy that contains aloe vera to instantly cool and refresh skin in one spritz.
Sunscreen for SUMMER PARTIES
Thanks to daylight savings, most parties at this time of year start while the sun is still shining. Even if you’re heading to an evening event, sun protection is an essential. For something lightweight enough to wear under make-up, try Ultraderm Daily Protector Moisturiser 30+ SPF. Its anti-irritant formula comforts the skin, so it feels like you’re not wearing sunscreen at all. And for those who want to combine suncare with make-up, go for a BB cream containing SPF, like La Mav® Organic BB Crème. The result? Sun protection, lightweight coverage and colour correction to make your skin glow. Lastly, for the body, swap your regular moisturiser for something like Kosmea Moisturising Lotion SPF30. It will hydrate and cool the skin for silky smooth legs and arms, while simultaneously providing sun protection.
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