Red7 , May 16, 2014
We all want to look bronzed and golden on the sun loungers on our summer break, but sometimes we sacrifice the safety of our skin in a bid to return home with that all important tan.
Here’s this summer’s hottest beauty tips to make sure you look scorching without feeling the burn.
Avoid that first day tanning desperation where most sun worshippers are likely to ditch the sun cream in a bid to achieve a faster tan and invest in a fake tan that will stand the test of time. These fake tanning products will make sure you arrive poolside with a flawless even coverage that will last well into your holiday without unsightly fading and patches. But remember – fake tan is never a good alternative to using sun protection, it just means you can use more of it.
St Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Spray, £20.50
Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream, £23
Bobbi Brown All-Over Bronzing Gel Joe Brown, £22
Luxury sun lotions
No one likes slapping on a sunblock that leaves them feeling like they’re coated in a thick layer of slimy cream. These gourmet sun lotions look and feel gorgeous on your skin as well as providing that all important protection from harmful sun rays. Think of it as an extra beach accessory.
Crème de la Mer The SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid, £65
Dior Beautifying Protective Suncare for Body SPF30, £25.50
Decleor Aroma Sun Expert Protective Hydrating Milk SPF30, £24
Although skin is best left natural on the beach to allow the fresh sea air and beneficial Vitamin D from the sun to work it’s magic, if you can’t bare to be seen without a foundation cover up these light, bronzing and SPF protected tinted moisturisers are ideal for wearing in the summer heat and won’t slide chinwards as the day turns into evening.
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Compact Hydrating Colour Corrector SPF25, £30
Lancôme Soleil Bronzer Sun BB Cream SPF50, £24
Also try: NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment in Angelique, £18.50
Excessive sun exposure can do lasting damage to your hair so protecting your luscious locks on holiday is vital for hair health. Pick a hair product that will protect your hair in the sun and help to create those enviable beach waves. Another great way to stop your hair drying out in the sun is to apply a very small amount of your usual sun cream into the ends of your hair and plaiting it into a fishtail. The cream also serves to control any pesky stray hairs.
Loreal Paris Hair Expertise EverPure Colour Care Protective Mist UV filter, £6.99
Keratase Paris Soleil Micro-Voile Protecteur Spray, £15
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