Some SPF Recommendations…

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In this week’s video I run through a few of my SPF recommendations. It’s all pretty self-explanatory if you watch it, but two things to remember: firstly, that you need to use generous amounts of suncare to get the stated level of protection. Recent guidelines say a teaspoon of product for head and neck, which you’ll see is quite a huge amount if you measure it out and look! I find it very difficult to use that much – it’s simply too much to absorb – but that may be because I have a pin-head. I just use my products as generously as possible and, if I’m out and about on holiday or on the beach then I reapply every hour and a half to two hours. (I actually rarely put my face in the sun these days. Big hat and sunnies are with me at all times when it’s hot!)

Second thing to remember: I’ve said this before but can’t really say it enough, please be careful if you’re using peels and glycolic treatments and anything that says “acid” in the ingredients. Most of them make the skin more sensitive to the sun – ironically, some products that help to get rid of dark spots (pigmentation) will actually give you more dark spots if you don’t make sure that you really protect your skin from the sun! That’s mainly why glycolic treatments and so on are to be applied at night and not at the beginning of the day. They can make the skin much more prone to sun damage and you should use a good SPF every single day. Nearly all of the brands that make these products stress this in the instructions, but how many people actually read instructions? I often only read them once I’ve finished the bottle and want to write a post! (Sshh.)

All of the recommendations are listed below – for the video, scroll down or click here if you’re on email.

Products Shown:

Kiehl’s Ultra Light SPF50: http://rstyle.me/n/bbatmt6a6

Alpha-H Essential Moisturiser SPF50: http://goo.gl/RC7Uy (use code CULTAH for free delivery)

Lancome SPF50 GN Shield: http://tidd.ly/659d2604

QMS MediCosmetics SPF50: http://goo.gl/ke4q7

Bioderma Suncare: http://tidd.ly/2ba9cad4

Escentual for French pharmacy brands: http://tidd.ly/1120279e

Anthelios: http://tidd.ly/8d7446fa

Avene: http://tidd.ly/dcf40240

Shu Uemura UV Base: http://tidd.ly/76b91db0

Murad Mattifying SPF15: http://tidd.ly/852bfa1

No7 Tinted Moisturiser (Light Medium): http://tidd.ly/b204205f

NARS Tinted Moisturiser in Light 2, Alaska:http://rstyle.me/n/bazart6a6

Olay 7-in-1 Touch of Foundation: http://tidd.ly/e4fb481d

More suggestions:

Dior Nude BB Cream, I use shade 2: http://tidd.ly/4ec94418

Dr Jart Water Fuse BB Cream: http://tidd.ly/88b0e5f4

Clarins BB Cream: http://tidd.ly/9ca05dd3

Boots Protect and Perfect: http://tidd.ly/1978315d

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