As we prepare to fly off for summer holidays we have put together our favourite suncare & aftersun products to create a safe and gorgeous tan – that lasts! From the face to the body, from suncare to aftersun – here is what we are taking with us on vacation this summer. We have picked our favourites from Clarins, Lancaster & Nuxe. The reason being that over the years we have seen that each of these brands provides high protection in great formulas but gives a different colour tan. For those of you who want a super deep dark colour then its Lancaster, for a golden glow its Clarins and for a colour in between gold & brown its Nuxe! Before we hit the beach we exfoliate – either at home or at the spa – then its beach time! Our motto when it comes to suncare is the higher the SPF the better!
Suncare for the Face
For the face and neck we always use a super high SPF or sunblock. We reapply often and keep our head under a gorgeous sun hat and in the shade. We definitely don’t want wrinkles – so we prefer to keep our faces paler! We just use a bronzer or fake tan for it to match our bodies when we are going out. Clarins 50+ SPF Sunscreen For Face Wrinkle Control Cream provides both UVA & UVB protection and is anti-aging! Nuxe Sun High Protection Fondant Cream for Face SPF 50 combines high protection with a great texture. Lancaster Sun Face Compact provides high broad spectrum protection with a light foundation coverage in three different shades – perfect to cover any imperfections.
Suncare for the Body
Before we hit the beach we exfoliate – either at home or at the spa! Then its beach time! We start our holiday with SPF 50 & SPF 30. I find that the higher the SPF, the deeper and more long lasting your tan. I know a lot of you start with oils from day 1, but that often leads to peeling and a tan that disappears as quickly as the moment you land back home!
The darker our tan gets on holiday the lower the SPF comes, apart from hands, knees and feet which I always keep to SPF 50. If there is a part of you that tans quicker – such as stomach and upper thighs often do – then you can always mix and match the SPFs you put there.
I was super excited when the Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray UVA/UVB 30 was released as it has the texture of a glistening oil that provides high protection for body and hair. Nuxe Sun Delicious Lotion High Protection SPF30 not only smells “delicious” but comes in a great consistency cream and can be used on the face & body for those of you who just want one product. And please don’t forget your lips. One of our favourites is Shiseido Sun Protection Lip Treatment SPF 36 PA++ .
Summer sun Fragrance
As for a gorgeous unisex fragrance we love Clarins Eau Dynamisante. With its special non-photosensitising formula it is safe enough to wear in the sun – and even moisturizes your skin! Summer sun perfection!
Finally after your day by the pool or at the beach never forget your after sun! Not only does it protect & hydrate your skin from the sun exposure but it also makes sure that your tan lasts even longer. Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating is super soothing for the body and Clarins After Sun Replenishing Moisture Care (for Face & Decollete) is a must for the face with a fast absorbing texture. Nuxe Sun Refreshing After-Sun Lotion For Face And Body is a great cream and can be used all over! And please don’t forget your hair with Lancaster Sun Beauty hair multi-protective hair spray.
Sara & Tamara xx