Since the sun is starting to do its work (hellowwww summer!!) the first thing you need to do is protecting yourself with the right sun care. But what to use when there are so many products? Don’t freak out, because we got you covered. In this guide you will not only find the perfect skin protection, but also after care and even hair protection! Because yes, don’t forget about our beautiful waves. Read on to discover what you need in your beach/summer bag!
The most important thing when the first sunshines touch your skin is using enough SPF! Using as low as possible to get a better tan is nonsense. Actually, the better you protect, the better you keep up your tan! The lowest you should actually use is SPF30. We recommend always use a SPF50 for your face, because that is the part of your body that touches the sun the most and shows the first results of aging.
Brands we love are Sisley, Lancaster and Biodermal. From oils to sprays and from creams to lotions. In case you are a lazy SPF’er, we recommend using an oil or spray for your body. It’s super easy to use and won’t leave your hands sticky. For your face we recommend something thicker. Like we said; it needs the extra protection!
Something you might forget while going to the beach for tanning, is protecting your hair. But we all know the feeling of dry hair and dead ends in summer, right? Time to give it the protection and care it needs! Start your day with some protection spray or oil in your hair, and give it some extra when you go swimming and tanning. Your hair will be thankful later!
Something that is maybe as important as using the right SPF, is using a good after-sun after tanning. This extent your tan and repairs burns, which we hope you will prevent! If you really forgot your SPF and got a bad sun burn, that use the SOS After Sun ampoules from Kruidvat. They are so intense that they will repair your skin almost right away. For a normal after sun care, Sisley and Biodermal are again very good. But also Vichy has a great after sun milk. At least it is not a punishment to use it, because the smell of Aloe Vera makes it a real treat for your skin and nose! 😉
To prepare your skin for the sun, you can also use some self-tan products. Easy to use and perfect to already get that little tan without using a sun studio, spray tan or lay in the sun too much. The best thing; they can be super budget! Our favorites are the Bronze Self Tan from Kruitvat and the Biodermal Sun Kissed. Under €16, so much cheaper than booking a ticket to the sun!
To give your skin that little extra protection, hydration and cooling, a face mist is your new best friend! Choose wisely and use one with a SPF50 mist from Garnier, or go for pure hydration with the Sensitive Focus or Miky Mist. Last but not least, keep the Floral Spray Mist from Sisley in your fridge and the metal packaging will make sure you have a cooling mist all day long!
At last, make sure you get some mini’s to travel with during the day or on a short trip. Pocket proof, so perfect for a protection touch up during the day. Sisley has the right mini’s in SPF30 and a aftersun, but also Kruidvat has a perfect option in case you want to be more budget proof.