Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Protecting your skin this summer: The Suncare range I'm loving

What do you call someone who ventures out to bask in the blisteringly hot weather, without a drop of suncream on?

I don't know about you but a lot of words spring to my mind and 'clever', is certainly not one of them. In fact, there is nothing remotely clever about forgoing sun protection when the temperatures are sky rocketing. 

As long time readers of my blog, or followers of my Instagram will know, I have quite pale skin. A result of this is that it was ingrained in me from a very young age that I really needed to take extra care of it - especially when it was hot.

When I was a little girl, I detested my day at the beach or afternoon in the park being frequently interrupted as my Mum insisted on painting me with the Factor 50. The cream was so thick and always felt so uncomfortably sticky that, naturally, it was far from my favourite thing.

One severe bout of sunburn as an early teen was enough coupled with, to drill home to me the importance of being sensible. As an adult, I'm very careful - and also that very annoying person reminding my friends to be the same! 

Eucerin have a host of products that make keeping safe in the sun super simple. Better still, you won't feel like you've been rolling around in treacle after applying them. Here's what I've been using...

Sun Fluid Mattifying Face Cream

I'm a BIG fan of this and, when it's so hot that foundation is just unbearable, this is my go to.

With high UVA/UVB protection, it has been specially formulated to help prevent sun-induced hyper pigmentation and premature skin ageing. Designed for sensitive skin and with a non greasy formula, this feels really pleasant and light to wear - even when layering it up.

Although I've yet to test this aspect, the cream is water resistant. However, it should be frequently after swimming or towelling dry, just to ensure you are really well protected.
This cream has, like the products below, been tailored to protect the the skin levels in the deeper epidermal skin layers and support skin renewal. This is thanks to the inclusion of Licorice Extract and Glycyrrhetinic Acid. 

Extra Light Sun Lotion

This ultra absorbent lotion is an absolute winner. If I had this as a child, I am certain I wouldn't have complained half so much at all. It's so easy to layer up the lotion because it soaks in so quickly and more layers means better protection!

What is really special about this lotion is not only that Eucerin's clever skin research has resulted in a product which offers comprehensive protection, it's also specially formulated for allergic and eczema-prone skin.

My boyfriend is always really careful with what he applies to his skin and reluctant to try new products, given that he can get quite painful eczema and psoriasis. Much of skincare is prescription, but surprisingly I did manage to get him to try this. In fact, it was absolutely fine for him and he didn't report any problems at all. 

This definitely got top marks from us both!

Transparent Sun Spray

If you're looking for a sun protection which is mega quick and simple to put on, this is the one. Sun sprays are super super convenient.

Although formulated to be non-sticky and non-greasy, I would say that this is actually ever so slightly sticky but not annoyingly so.
That aside, a real benefit of this spray is that it can be used not only on sensitive skin but on skin that is blemish-prone. 

This has been my first summer using the Eucerin range of sun protection products, but I definitely think I will use them again. Having used each of the items, it is really evident how much work has gone into making them fit for purpose to a wide variety of consumers.

Although I don't use these products specifically because the way they work for sensitive skin, it's certainly a benefit and given my boyfriend's experience, I would urge people that do really suffer to give these a try. 

The Eucerin range can be found on the Boots website at: www.boots.co.uk

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