The sun is showing up regularly at last…Yay!
Like many of you, I love the feel of the sun rays on my skin. But also like so many of you, I’m conscious of the need to protect my skin from the mood-boosting, but ultimately long-term damaging rays. I am ashamed to say that over the years I have been rather inconsistent at using sun protection. I say ashamed because I’ve worked in the beauty business as a Makeup Artist, as well as being having a business that exposes me to the best skin care experts and advice – so I know the science behind sun protection and why we should all be protecting our skin.
So you may be asking why I’ve been so shoddy. My main answer is simply that it’s only recently that I’ve discovered a couple of facial sun protection products that tick all of my desired qualities, which are namely:
- SPF 50
- Completely and utterly translucent and cast free so that my skin looks like my skin
- Easily absorbed
- Smooth silky matte finish
All of these are essential to me because I have combination to oily skin. I don’t want to look as though I’m wearing some weird chalky skin treatment.
So, now I’ll introduce you to my latest love… Eucerin SPF 50 oil control Sun Gel-Cream!
I seriously LOVE this product because it is all of the above and I use it pretty much every day… you may recognise it from our May Star Picks.
The brand says: “The Advanced Spectral Technology combines broadband and photostable UVA/UVB filters for high UV protection with Licochalcone A to neutralise free radicals caused by UV and High Energy Visible (HEVIS) light. It also includes Glycyrrhetinic Acid which supports the skin’s own cell repair mechanism. Sebum-regulating Oil Control technology with L-Carnitine and absorbing micro-particles give the skin an immediate dry touch finish and a long-lasting anti-shine effect of up to eight hours.”
This is also fragrance-free and suitable for most sensitive skins, but as always do a patch test first just to be sure.
The Eucerin Sun Oil Control Face Protection for £12 from Boots