Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Summer Skincare Saviours

My Summer Sun Saviours

I’m sure that you all already know how to stay safe in the sun, I know that I’ve heard it so many times before! But we each have our own way of doing things and different products that we use so I thought that I would quickly share mine with you.

The first and most important thing when spending a day in the sun is sun cream. I really like using Nivea sun creams as the spray bottle makes them really easy to use and whatever factor they are always really light and easy to blend. I can also use these sun creams on my face and they won’t make me breakout which is definitely a bonus. I like to take two different factors with me, one for my face and one for my body. On my face I will nearly always use a factor 50 on my face as I’m really conscious about protecting my skin from the sun now and prevent damage while I’m still young. On beach days, especially just with my family I won’t wear any makeup so Nivea SPF 50 is all I will use. On hotter days where I do want to wear makeup my La Roche Posay 50+ sun cream as it is a nicer base for my makeup. If you want to know a bit more about this product then I did a more detailed review of it in this post here. On my body I like to wear a lower factor so I am more about to tan. I usually start off summer wearing a factor 30 when I am more prone to turning a little pink and then once I have a bit of a base tan I’ll swap to a 20 or a 15.

Another thing that I can’t go to the beach with out is a sun lip balm. Lots of people forget about this but I think that protecting your lips from the sun is just as important as protecting your face or your body. Nobody wants to have cracked damaged lips for summer. I’ve tried so many different sun lip balms but this is definitely my favourite. It’s the only one that doesn’t turn my lips white or leave a line on my lips after a while. This Boots Solan Active one has an SPF of 30 and it’s also nice and pocket friendly.

Finally I can’t go anywhere is summer without my sunglasses. Even if it looks like a cloudy day in the morning you never know when the sun could come out and you always need to be prepared. I always take a hard case around for my sunglasses as well as even though it does take up a bit of room in my bag it the only way to properly keep my sunglasses safe. If I’m going to the beach then I will also take a sunhat with me to protect myself from the sun. I love this one that I got at the beginning from Forever 21 one as the two tone makes it a little bit different.

Hope you are all enjoying your summer and remembering to stay safe in the sun. Let me know if you use any of these products or what other products you are using this summer. 


  1. I wear SPF 50 like always even when I already have a little tan, people say it's exaggerated but the main reason I like to go to the beach is to swim and not actually tan and if I don't want to look like a lobster, than it's the best way to go

    xx, M | Brunette In Black

    1. Yeah, I agree. And We will be grateful we wore SPF 50 when we are older! xx