Friday, 25 July 2014

Suncare Essentials For The Full Family.

I am currently enjoying a seaside break and the weather is absolutely beautiful, so I finally got a chance to get a tan :) I am lucky to get a nice colour easily with my skin tone, but I always make sure to protect my skin from harmful rays when I am out and about or actually sunbathing on purpose :)

The most important part of sun protection for me is covering my full face and neck in factor 50. I am using Vichy Capital Soleil SPF50 BB Cream* (£15.50) at the moment and I loooove it. It is lightweight, non sticky and it works well under makeup. 

If I decide to expose the skin on my body, I apply Riemann's P10 orP20 to make sure I am protected all day. It is a waterproof formula that lasts  for 10 hours, it is very lightweight, sinks into the skin quickly and doesn't feel greasy at all. I absolutely love it and I use it on me and my husband. 

P20 isn't something I would use on my baby boy though, because I prefer to use more natural products on him, like Apivita. They are free from Parabens, Alcohol, Silicones, Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Ethanolamines, Colorants, Phthalates etc. I apply Apivita SPF30 Face & Body Milk allover Zachary's body and Apivita SPF50 Face Cream For Sensitive Skin allover his face and neck. I obviously reapply it, if needed, but I generally make sure not to let Zachary spend too much time in the sun. I also make him wear a hat at all times and protect his skin with clothing. Kids DO NOT NEED a tan in my opinion and I really hate that attitude. They NEED protection!

I am not sure how you feel about sunbathing, but I am not really a massive fan of it anymore, so to get a little bit of colour quickly and avoid having pasty legs, I have been using Steve Whatley's Zhuzh!Tan Accelerator* (£10.99). It is spray that boosts the natural pigment in your skin to deliver a quicker, more intense, longer lasting tan. I apply this spray before SPF and I think it actually works. I got a nice tan after just 1-2 hours of tanning for 3 days, which is fab. I tan easily though, so it might take longer for you.

To nourish my skin and add a gorgeous glow, I use shimmering body oils and the one I took with me this time is the Yves Rocher Shimmering Monoi Oil* (£14.50, £7.50). It smells lovely and makes my skin look beautiful with the subtle gold shimmer.

The last thing I love to use during my holidays is a soothing product. I find most gels not hydrating enough, so I tend to stick to cream formulas. The Vichy Capital Soleil After Sun SOS Balm* (£11.50) is absolutely fantastic and it helps to repair and nourish my skin.

To be perfectly honest, I never burn red, probably because I am slightly obsessed with sun protection (and due to my skin tone), but I think that longs you are being sensible with sun exposure/tanning, you will be fine. Everything in moderation is ok. Burning your skin ISN'T!

PS. I highly recommend reading Andy's posts about bad suncare habits HERE and watching his video about sun protection  HERE.

*PR samples



  1. Love the Vichy BB cream. Such a nice product for summer.

  2. I love Vichy products, they're great for oily skin - as you said they don't make you feel sticky! :)
    The ray bans are a pretty colour!

  3. Great to see posts lie this! Seem far too many burnt people over the past coue
    Of days! People need to remember to look after their skin!

    Cat from OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

  4. I love the look of that shimmer oil!

  5. Slightly off topic, but I love the sunnies! Can't beat a pair of Ray Bans!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers


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