Gosh, hasn’t the weather been wonderful!?
I’ve been hiding away these past few days until the sunshine starts to fade. I’m much happier in the shade as I hate the thought of burning or damaging my skin in any way. With that being said it seems like a good idea to reiterate the importance of SPF (sun protection factor) for our skin through out the entire year.
I’m absolutely a tan lover, I’m also a definite factor 50 sun cream wearer. Once upon a time I was terrified of fake tan and that dreaded orange glow but these days there are so many amazing brands around all promising that perfect glow that some of us crave, it’s easy to skip the sun bathing and step out the house with the bronzed goddess look already in place.
I also suffer from severe dermatitis (or really bad eczema) so as advised that short bursts of the old sun beds in a controlled environment coupled with steroids would sort my itchy skin out. I tried out the sun beds and got addicted to having the glow, the only problem was within a couple of weeks my skin had changed. This led to me panicking and banning myself from sun beds, sun tanning, sun bathing, just generally being out in the sun without protection.
Anyway, the point being that SPF is essential, all year round really but especially when the weather is like it is this week.
I’ve had to cake it on this week while wearing some slightly more revealing clothing options during this odd heat wave period. I tend to stick to good old Nivea sun cream as this is what I’ve used for 10+ years so I know it works well and I always use the factor 50.
Some facts to remind you of the importance of SPF
- protects against UVA/UVB rays
- helps to prevent premature ageing
- avoid painful sunburn
- lowers skin cancer risks
- prevents irreversible skin damage
I think we can all agree that sun cream is of the utmost importance here can’t we? Especially when styling your outfits with revealing gingham off shoulder tops too! Happy to report that my every day sun cream every day sun cream has definitely done it’s job and I have very happy shoulders right now.
Question; Do you wear sun cream? Be honest, which one do you use, how often do you apply it? etc
You can find a range of offers on sun cream at Boots now too.
– Emma Allen –
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