Sun care and skin care go hand in hand, and just like your skin care cabinet should include everything from moisturisers and masks to scrubs, your sun care should be adapted to suit your varying needs and include more than just one. This means that it may be time to upgrade from that old one from last summer hidden on the bottom shelf behind all of your skin care. Are you ready?
How often do you reapply your sunscreen during a regular work day? If you’re like me, it’s not often enough, and sunscreens need to be reapplied every two hours! A sun stick is one of the easiest ways to touch up your sun screen during the day while out and about. It’s small enough to keep in your handbag or pocket and because of its balm texture you won’t be risking any leakage (even though you thought you screwed the lid on tight, it right?).
Every skin care routine needs a trusty sunscreen lotion with a high SPF that creates a base for your sun care. A lotion should be your every-day go to, applied all over your body, rain or shine, because as you probably know by now - harmful rays can reach our skin even if it’s cloudy. Lotions are preferred by dermatologists because the texture makes it easy to ensure that all body parts get enough coverage to guarantee protection. That being said, all kinds of textures offer effective sun protection, but if you’re worried about missing a spot, a lotion is a good option.
Imagine the sun is bright and it’s the peak of summer. The watermelon has been sliced into symmetrical triangles, lemonade and lunch boxes are chilling in a cooler and you’re set for a picnic in the park! You know you’ll expose your skin to more sunlight than it’s used to, and think to yourself, “will my regular lotion be enough?” Probably not! This is the time for the highest SPF in your sun care arsenal – SPF 50. SPF 50 with broad-spectrum UV filters protects your skin from 98% of the damaging rays and is vital for longer exposure in the sun.
If you just can’t deal with the texture of lotions and creams, add a dry mist to your collection! They have a lighter texture that you can barely feel but provide the same effective sun protection. However, it can be a bit tricky to know when you’ve applied enough. Make sure to spray until you see a wet sheen on your skin before rubbing it in, you need more than you think! The best part about sprays? You can apply them without assistance, no need to force someone to rub your back!
Being a parent can be a constant worry. Are they happy, are they eating well and are they safe from the sun? Take one worry out of that equation by using a sunscreen specifically developed to protect children’s skin. That way, you know it’s not too harsh for them, but strong enough to keep their skin safe. Children have thinner, more sensitive skin than adults and burn easily, so a minimum of SPF 50 is a must!
Hydration is the key to healthy, happy skin, and after a day in the sun, your skin most probably isn’t. The sun can dehydrate the skin, making it more susceptible to the negative effects of sun exposure like oxidative stress. After Sun not only replenishes the skin with lost moisture, it also cools down the “hot” feeling and is deliciously soothing on the skin.