I know the London summer seems to be coming to an end but it is still the holiday season and many of you will be going on on your holibobs, so I thought I would share with you four ways to protect yourself in the sun
I mean this goes without saying. Using SPF is a must. There were a few days I did not realise how hot it would be and completely forgot to apply my SPF. (Slaps myself on the wrist). An SPF is an additional moisturiser with added protection from the skin. The Body Shop do a fantastic SPF 50 for £16 which I only recently bought. I tried it and fell in love with the texture. (Review coming soon – watch this space)
When I was 11 my mum suffered from a detached retina – as a result, she is now half blind which is why eye care is not something I take for granted. If you are someone who wears glasses, I would highly recommend picking up prescription classes. Specsavers do some great ones and they often have a buy one get one free during this time of year.
Long sleeve kaftans
Last summer I picked up a couple of these long sleeve kaftan dresses and have been wearing them ever since. They are so lightweight and diverse. You can dress them up with heels or wear them laid back during the day when you are running errands.
Stock up on Aloe Vera
I am lucky in the sense I do not burn, however, I would still stock up on Aloe Vera. It instantly cools you down and helps in the instance you do get burn. Aloe Vera gel also has a tonne of skin care benefits and can be used a moisturiser (although I haven’t done this). As it is a cactus it actually holds a lot of moisture so it is great if you have dry or dehydrated skin.
I will admit this is pretty much all do to protect myself in the sun. I am sure there is more I could do but this is a good place to start as any.
How do you protect yourself in the sun? let me know in the comments below!