Show a little sun sense!
November 16, 2016
Summer is basically here and I hope you all have started changing things up in your skincare routine to accommodate more than the average amount of suncare products! The CETAPHIL range have a brilliant offering in their line-up and I’ve moved the following four products to the front of my beauty cabinet to make sure the sun doesn’t catch me unawares at any given moment. Not only is sun care important to prevent the harmful UVA and UVB rays to create any damage, these products will also prevent existing sun damage from getting worse, just in case you weren’t as vigilant in previous years.
DAYLONG SPF50 LIPOSOMAL LOTION FOR FACE AND BODY – Perfect for skin that is extremely prone to sunburn, this waterproof formula does not clog pores and is completely non-greasy. The vitamin E content helps to nourish skin and has anti-inflammatory properties, aloe leaf juice prevents sunburn and drying out of the skin, the emulsion protects against IR, UVA and UVB rays, it is waterproof (salt water and sweat) and it is paraben and perfume free. All these properties make this a perfect all-rounder for face and body.
DAYLONG SPF30 LIPOSOMAL SPRAY FOR FACE AND BODY – This has got to be one of my favorites. The formula is really lightweight and spreads easily after the first spritz. For face I spray some in my hands and apply like I would a cream and for body I spray it directly onto my skin and massage in like a lotion. While this is a very attractive and easy to use formula for men, please make sure everyone that uses sunscreen in general know that any sun protection product needs to be reapplied at least every two hours. The watery lotion consistency is perfect to spray on and is perfume/paraben free, will not clog pores and is good to use on sensitive skin, but take care with applying a thin product to the face as it may start running into the eyes if applied to liberally. I like that I can still apply my make up over it with no problem and although there is a slight sunscreen smell, it does not last long. The product very effectively protects against IR rays as well as offering broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. The nourishing and soothing vitamin E and aloe vera content make this a great product and I think this is perfect if you’re an active person, maybe an athlete and like I said, guys love this product.
UVA/UVB DEFENSE SPF50 – I’ll start by saying that I honestly love this daily moisturizer and use it myself. It offers very high UVA/UVB protection for sensitive skin with the patented Mexoryl technology. This means that the formula contains seven filters and a physical blocker to protect against any sun damage whatsoever. Perfect for all skin types, it is non-comedogenic, contains no perfume and parabens and completely irritation free. A little goes a long way in this case, so keeping that in mind my makeup application is also under no threat of moving during the day. With prolonged use it has been said that this product can reduce the risk of skin cancer if used in conjunction with protective clothing and can prevent premature skin aging.
DAYLONG AFTER SUN COOLING GEL FACE AND BODY – Okay sometimes we do slip up and over expose ourselves in the sun a bit. Accidents happen and for this reason the blue ambulance as I call it, has got to be on hand at all times. This formula is an ultra lightweight gel that has a beautiful cooling effect. It contains no alcohol, parabens, mineral oils, perfume and emulsifiers. The quick-breaking formula has an immediate cooling effect on sun-stressed and burned skin. It absorbs immediately, leaves no greasiness and is completely non-sticky. I’ve found applying it every few hours keeps the cooling effect going and helps soothe and heal sunburn quicker. I like that it comes in a 200ml tube, so there’s plenty to go around for calming and soothing care on face or body.
I really believe sun care is not that much of an extra effort. I’ve heard so many people say they forget to apply or are too lazy to apply – honestly, you have to make a decision about skin health and what you’re willing to do to achieve that. This range from Cetaphil makes it really easy, the products are of superior quality and is really effective. Don’t be fooled, for proper sun protection you HAVE to apply frequently during the day, especially if you’re out at the pool or at the beach, but otherwise, once again I will #SwearByCetaphil when it comes to summer sun protection and showing a little sun sense.
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