Spring has arrived!
We’ve finally seen the back of those long bleak winter months … Daffodils, Snowdrops, blossom, new buds on the trees, everything starting to come back to life after the rain and cold and the clocks going forward. And then there’s that wonderful feeling of warm sunshine on your face. Is it just me, or does life seem so much better when the sun comes out and the days get longer? – After all who doesn’t love warm days and long summer evenings? I know I do!
But just because the sun isn’t shining and the skies are rainy and grey, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect your skin.
You should always use a good moisturiser on your face with a high SPF and UVA protection in it! It really is so important to use this throughout the year and not just in the summer months. So, if you haven’t done so before, it’s not too late! Now’s the time to make absolutely sure you have one to hand and use it to protect your skin for the sun’s harmful rays. It’s so vital to prevent sun damage from happening to your skin, and certainly to your face; no one wants leathery looking skin, wrinkles and age spots, skin cancers and pre cancers have far more serious implications.
There are some fabulous moisturisers available now for all skin types – Tinted, oil free, mattyfing, hypo allergenic. Ensure you buy what you need to suit your skin type best. But more than anything, get one that offers you a high SPF content, one ideally that contains an SPF of more than SPF30.
www.glo-minerals.com – RRP £27
This moisturiser contains peptides for anti aging benefits and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Initially white, it turns clear after application and has a high SPF40 protection.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30
www.narscosmetics.co.uk – RRP £28
This oil-free tinted SPF30 moisturiser is dermatologist tested and fragrance free. It’s available in 11 colours for a perfect tint and helps reduce the appearance of hyper pigmentation and dark spots in just four weeks. Nars say it’s infused with lush, naturally derived botanicals and ingredients to immediately help thirsty skin feel hydrated. It contains Kopara from French Polynesia and mineral rich seawater revive and re-mineralize skin for a softer, smoother, and brighter natural glow.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Day Cream with SPF 30 and Advanced UVA protection
www.loreal-paris.co.uk – RRP £12.99
This power moisturiser helps help reduce the appearance of premature skin ageing, by making skin feel firmer and making wrinkles appear reduced. But most importantly, it shields your skin against harmful UVA rays that can pass through cloud and even glass, the No1 cause of premature ageing. It’s enriched with L’Oreal’s highest concentrate of Pro-Retinol A + Elasti-Flex
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ (50ml)
www.alpha-h.com – RRP £27
This non whitening light weight moisturiser helps prevent premature ageing and is suitable for all skin types. It leaves a matte finish and is perfect as an under base for makeup, providing effective protection from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays.
Kiehls Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50
www.kiehls.co.uk – £31
A fabulous oil-free, ultra light moisturiser with a high level of sun filters(Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl Xl) to provide the skin with effective UVA and UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen protection. This gentle lotion is also suitable for sensitive skin.