Skin protection tips

Skin protection tipsIt doesn’t take much to be sun smart. So as we keep bringing you tips to protect your skin this spring/summer, read a few of BeautyHeaven’s.

So summer is on its way, and with the sun peeking out from behind the last of the winter clouds, it’s time to prepare your skin. Summer is a time of hot sunny days and hours spent at the beach or around the pool. Unfortunately, it’s also a time of sunburn, and that’s something no one likes to deal with. Well, if it’s fresh, sun-safe skin you’re after, we’ve got you covered (literally!). Check out our tips to protect your skin this summer.

Skin Protector Tip #1: Be liberal with the sunscreen

Sunscreen. It’s the easiest tip in the book, and yet we keep neglecting it! Imagine how many painful encounters with sunburn we could avoid if we just remembered to slip, slop, slap. Obviously, the higher the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) the better, so opt for the ones that hit 30 or more. If you can remember to reapply regularly and ensure sunscreen is a vital part of your daily skincare routine, your skin will absolutely love you.

Skin Protector Tip #2: Opt for make-up with a high SPF

Foundation and summer are two things that, when put together, just never seem to work. You sweat, your skin feels like it’s being smothered and you end up with a patchy face. Look for something that offers maximum foundation coverage, protects against sun damage and moisture loss and is suitable for when you take a dip.

Skin Protector Tip #3: Cover up and calm your skin

At the risk of sounding like your mum, you can never go wrong when you slip, slop, slap! Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes that keep your skin covered, invest in a wide-brimmed hat and don’t forget about sunglasses! On that note, we know we all slip up sometimes, so in the event that you forget to reapply or spend a little too long basking in the sun, we’ve got the answers. A great after-sun product will help calm and moisturise your skin if you find yourself looking a bit like a lobster.

Written by Hannah, this article originally appeared on BeautyHeaven.


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31 Responses

  1. I’ve started using face base with added SPF on top of my face cream that has an SPF of 20. Over the weekend I were face cream with an SPF of 50

  2. Very informative article. Sunscreen is a must have for SA summers..and ya winters too…

  3. Oh, my hubby just managed to get himself a lobster tan :) He wouldn’t listen and now cries like a little girl.

  4. I use sunscreen everyday and not just on my face. I’m paranoid about skin damage.

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