So today it is mid June, we are well and truly in summer, even if it isn’t sunny weather but I live in Ireland so what can I do…
Whether it is sunny or not we really need an SPF every day, for anyone wanting to avoid their skin ageing prematurely this is a must, but with all we know today about skin health its just smart to stay protected all the time.
I don’t know about any of you but I HATE the feel of most SPF products, its that sticky, stiff feeling cream on my face that I just hate, so I have tried so many that it is kind of ridiculous but I also have EXTREMELY sun sensitive skin so I have to protect myself.
My favourite is from a brand called La Roche-Posay, anyone who knows skincare knows they have it perfect for all types of problem and sensitive skin and that is true for their skincare, I have tried a couple of their SPF products but this is my fave.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Sun Cream Gel SPF50+
This is exactly what I always wanted as a sun cream, it is a cream consistency when you pump it out of the tube but as you rub it in it changes, it first feels like a thick suncream (which I hate) but then turns to a gel like consistency as you rub it in and let it settle into your skin. This for me is just perfect. It is SPF50+ which is really needed for the face, it protects against UVA and UVB rays and is perfect for sensitive skin, oily skin and if you’re suffering from anything like prickly heat, acne etc.
The dry feeling sun cream is brilliant under makeup or if you don’t want to wear anything at all it mattifies the skin perfectly so you don’t have that greasy face look so many creams give you, I have used it both ways and have had great results with both.
I have oily dehydrated skin so this cream works well on me, but I think if you had dry skin you might need to try the sun cream in this range that isn’t anti-shine.
I generally apply it about a half hour before exposing my skin to the sun and then I reapply it every couple of hours or so depending on how much I am in the sun. If I am on a holiday and I am exposed to the sun a lot I would reapply over makeup gently, but there is a new La Roche-Posay face mist for over makeup that I will be doing a review on soon, I just want to test it a bit more.
Any more questions on this sun cream let me know,.
Make sure you use your SPF everyday to protect your skin, it is so important.