A high factor, good quality SPF sunscreen is the only way to defend your skin against deep-set wrinkles, discolouration and sagging skin.
As we move into the summer months with a suggestion of blue skies in the air, it's time to start thinking seriously about SPF. With the recent report that some sun creams may not be offering the protection they claim, it feels more important than ever to pick wisely.
That's not to say you should hide from the sun entirely - many experts recommend that we get a little bit of sun on our skin every day in order for our bodies to produce vitamin D - vital for bone health and a vitamin that we can't get enough of from food alone. But that's no excuse to sunbathe without protection or to allow yourself to burn!
A good quality sun cream will protect you from all of these problems - and they will still allow your skin to tan in a healthy, safe way. We recommend applying sun protection even when you're in the UK and on cloudy days as UVA rays can penetrate clouds too. you can still be affected and your skin could still be damaged.
This doesn't mean layering skin in thick, heavy product. The latest innovations in SPF technology mean the new generations of SPF sunscreens are light, easily absorbed, can be worn in conjunction with your usual skincare routine and sit comfortably under or over make-up.
Choose the right sun cream for your skin and then apply one of our favourite fake tans to give you a healthy glow - the safe way! Trust us, your skin will thank you for it.
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