Summer is here, and the sun is out! That means it’s time to up your sun protection game. After all, the sun’s UV rays can be harmful to your skin. If you’re still craving that golden glow though, we’ve got you covered. Beauty Expert Bree from The Urban Umbrella has curated a list of suncare and bronzing must-haves from London Drugs that will give you a sunkissed look without the sun damage.
We know tanning in the sun isn’t good for us. Luckily, St. Tropez has mastered the perfect sunless tan to give you that golden glow you’ve been longing for! In fact, St. Tropez is Bree’s go-to self-tanner. Their Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse has the most delightfully tropical scent, and goes on clear, so there’s no need to rinse off. Plus, the formula is vegan-friendly! Try Bree’s application tip: exfoliate your skin 24 hours before applying the mousse for best results.
To give your face a truly glam glow, Biotherm’s Face Self-Tanning Serum is a must-try! Not only does it give you a natural-looking tan, but the mother-of-pearl in the serum also illuminates the skin beautifully.
Protecting your face from harmful UVA and UVB rays starts with a good facial cream in your daily routine. Clinique’s Super City Block Face Protector has a high level of sun protection (SPF 40), and yet is sheer and weightless on the skin. If you have oily or break-out prone skin, no problem. The formula is also oil-free and fragrance-free. It makes a great under-makeup primer, or simply wear on its own.
If you’re not already wearing one year-round, consider swapping out your usual BB cream or foundation for one with an SPF – like the Andalou Naturals Vitamin C Beauty Balm. This formula has a sheer tint to help camouflage imperfections, while also packing an SPF of 30 to help protect your skin from the sun’s rays.
To look like a bronzed babe without the sun damage, a good bronzer is key. The natural mineral Perfecting Bronzer in Copacabana from Emani has the perfect combo of both matte and shimmer in one compact. It’s also a 100% vegan formula!
Finish off that sun-kissed glow with another great natural product. Burt’s Bees All Aglow Bronzer Stick is 100% natural, and has a hydrating core made of coconut oil. Just dab on the tops of your cheekbones and blend for a bronzed shimmer that enhances your skin’s natural sheen.
Don’t forget to protect your pout! The Shiseido UV Lip Color Splash is a lip balm packed with broad spectrum SPF 30 to help shield your lips from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Unlike some high-SPF lip products, it’s formulated with Clear Defense Technology, so it won’t turn white on your lips. It comes in a variety of subtle shades: Miami Pink, Nairobi Orange, Tahiti Blue and Uluru Red. Once you get out in the sun, you’ll really see the colour pop – under light, the glow becomes brighter and creates fresher looking lips!
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