I Never Thought I’d Need These in England but…

As the sun has been shining consistently for the past few days (an almost unheard of occurrence for the UK, especially in April!) I thought a sun protection post was in order!

As I’m sure you are all well aware, it’s very important to protect yourself against the sun’s harmful rays, especially if you are going to make like my dog Woof and bask in the sun all weekend…

As I’ll be lying next to her for the next few days, I thought I’d tell you all about my personal favourite sun protection products.

First off… the obvious one: Sunscreen!

My sunscreen of choice has been Piz Buin ‘One Day Long’ for a few years now, but I’ve recently been loving their latest release the ‘Ultra Light Sun Spray’ which comes in a variety of factors up to 50+ which are all light, non-greasy and easily absorbed. Yes, even the SPF50+ is super light… no unattractive chalkiness here, thank you!

It also smells divine. I’ve gotten so used to the smell of Piz Buin products over the years, they just smell like holidays to me now – love it! These are also currently buy one get one free in Boots and Superdrug – so now’s the chance to stock up for summer!

The second bodypart on my list of things to protect is my hair. If you spend an arm and a leg in the salon perfecting your colour, the last thing you want to do is watch it fade in the sunshine.

The best defence for your hair would be a big stylish sun hat but I’m not really one for hats, especially when sunbathing and therefore like to use a protective spray. My favourite is Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Sun Protect Spray, which acts like a leave in conditioner with the added bonus of protecting your hair from UV rays.

If you’re a blonde like me, it’s also important to use a product like this if you’re going to be in the pool a lot… no one wants green highlights now do they? This spray is lightweight, doesn’t make your hair feel sticky and smells lovely and summery too!

Right. With these in hand, I’m off to lie in the garden with Woof! Hope you all have a fabulous bank holiday weekend! Fx