Things in England are definitely heating up with almost record breaking temperatures in June and an even hotter July approaching. It’s so important that we look after our skin during these hotter months and so I’ve got a product to share with you that will help you do just that, and give you a gorgeous glow! (Win, win)
Let’s talk about the importance of wearing suncream for HEALTH reasons before we start talking about the other benefits, shall we?
Everyone needs to wear suncream, especially in the summer and when you have to be outside for long periods. Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of age and therefore it’s vital to do what you can to protect yourself against it.
Skin cancer is preventable in 86% of cases according to Cancer Research, therefore we must do everything we can to avoid it.
How does suncream work?
Suncream works by protecting your skin from the ultraviolet rays from the sun. The sun is here all year round and so it makes sense to use it everyday. The American Academy of Dermatology state that only 25-50% of people use the recommended amount of suncream – which is terrifying.
As well as the health benefits of suncream, there are also some other benefits such as preventing premature ageing and wrinkling which is caused by the suns UVA Rays.
If we’re going to glow, we might as well protect ourselves while we’re at it, right?
I recently watched a video by Tati on Youtube of Scott Barnes (JLO’s Make Up Artist, fyi) doing her make up. Albeit, it was an oldish video but it inspired me so much to watch him create this make up look whilst sharing his tips and tricks to create radiant and beautiful looks. When Tati asked Scott what his favourite drug store product was, he stated that it was in fact the Neutrogena ultra sheer lightweight sunscreen spray. (a mouthful, I know) He sprays it onto her chest within the video (17:20) and she shines bright like a diamond. In the video he states, “forget the MAC setting spray , this one is also good for your skin so when you go out, looking bronzed – you maintain your sun protection”
So what is it? – This is a body mist with spectrum protection against skin ageing and burning rays in an ultra light, non greasy finish. The spray offers a SPF 30 in a weightless formula. It’s so easy to use and due to the spray function you can reach your back too! It’s also not sticky and smells great!
Also, Kylie Jenner recently posted a Q&A with her sister, Khloe Kardashian, whereby she asked Khloe what her biggest beauty secret was. Khloe said that she was obsessed with suncream and that she keeps it in all of her cars to protect her hands from the sun when driving because, “your hands and your neck really tell your age”
This makes so much sense to do – and it’s something I’ve never thought about before – because the UV rays will pass through windows.
There’s no reason that make up has to be an excuse not to wear suncream on your face as you can apply it under your make up as a base that will work perfect with your foundation, whilst also protecting you from the sun. So many people worry about ruining their make up and actually according to the poll I ran on instagram, 59% of people would not wear suncream if they were wearing make up! You can wear suncream underneath your make up or atleast use a foundation with SPF!
After finding all this out I’m definitely going to be using suncream everyday, even just a light spray in the winter! I’m also going to take advice from Khloe and ensure it’s on my hands when driving!