If there is one thing I have never been good at it's looking after my skin in the summer. Yeah, I manage to keep up with my usual skincare routine but when it comes to remembering my skin protection, that's another story. My current bright red chest is definitely proof of that - oops! This year Clarins have made sure that I am well in the know with keeping myself sun safe and I thought I'd share some of their tips and products with you! I definitely could have done with these the other day at Thorpe Park!
Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream for Face UVA/UVB 50+* | £19.50 | Link
When it comes to skincare I am 100% positive that it is majorly important to take care of your face when in the sun, more so than anywhere else on your body. When I burn, I burn good and having a peeling face is NOT a good look. The Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream for the face is the perfect sun protection for the delicate areas and with UVA and UVB protection of 15, 30 and 50+ they've got a cream set for everyone. As you can see, I've chosen the 50+ cream, this is because I have super sensitive skin and anything but 50+ just does not work for me. We're talking red nose, forehead and serious pain here! With this Sun Cream for face I've been applying it like a normal moisturiser in the morning before applying my usual face of makeup. Unlike a lot of suncreams, I've found that this one easily sinks into the skin and doesn't leave any of those annoying white streaks. I actually think for that reason, this is one of the best I've tried so far - looking like a snow man before heading into the sun is not a good look for anyone. For protection itself I've spent a full day in the sun with this on underneath makeup and I haven't noticed any burning - obviously I'm going to have to try this again when my current burn disappears, but it's nice knowing I haven't burnt on top of burn! I also really like that this is a 'Wrinkle Control Cream' which means that it has anti-ageing and sun spot protection too.
Clarins Sun Care Milk-Lotion Spray UVA/UVB 50+* | £19.50 | Link
I have to admit that I'm not a sun cream kinda girl. Looking after my face, yes, but when it comes to the rest of my body, no matter how much I know I burn, I hate the process of applying sun lotion before I go anywhere. Spray bottles in the past have been my favourite kind of application, however normally I find that they lack in a full coverage. The Clarins Sun Care Milk-Lotion Spray has been like a breath of fresh air this past week as not only does it have the handy spray function that is mess free and easy to apply, it also pumps out a decent amount of product to rub into the skin. I really like that this has a heavier spray nozzle which ensures you still need to rub this in as usual, unlike some mist sprays which sink into the skin almost immediately and there is apparently 'no need' to spread with your hands. The Lazy girl inside of me loves that but I definitely know that this way is so much better for your skin as you know how much is being rubbed in. I've recently been applying this loads before I go out, I think the spray function makes is so much less of a chore and especially before a run, it's just so easy to remember to put it on! I haven't burnt (again) since using this Milk-lotion from Clarins and I've been absolutely loving it - I've literally not had a sun cream work this well for me in so long. 50+ is so they way forward for me! Who cares if I don't tan, fake is the way forward for healthy skin ladies! It's also such a generously sized bottle, you get a lot of product for your money which is so great considering the price of this. It's not going to be in a lot of peoples budgets, but for me, sun care is something you should consider splashing out on to protect your skin. My Nan recently had two skin cancer spots removed from her skin which were caused by endless unprotected days in the sun when she was younger and it was such a scare that I really won't be skipping on the sun lotion anytime soon!
Clarins After Sun Gel Ultra Soothing* | £20 | Link
After Sun is literally my best friend; This past week especially I've never been happier to have received a product through the post. The second this bad boy dropped onto my doorstep it was out of the box and Jordan was already rubbing it into my back. Ultra Soothing it is indeed! I've loved this Ultra Soothing After Sun from Clarins so much recently, it's helped calm my sunburn down so much and the Gel formulation just makes it that much more cooling on the skin. I don't think I've ever seen a product sink into my skin so fast before either, my skin has literally been drunk on After Sun and it's looking so much better now. I honestly could not recommend this after sun enough, I know you shouldn't really be burning your skin at all but for when you do, this baby is the one. I've tried a lot of cream after suns in the past and they just don't sink into the skin as well as this gel has - I know the price tag seems a bit hefty for some after sun, but at the end of the day this is Clarins and this is bloody good stuff!
Have you had much luck with Sun lotions in the past? These ones have definitely impressed me and I haven't been dreading applying them like I usually do! I can't wait for this dreary weekend to be over so that I can get back out in the sun safely!