Planning a sunny vacation? Here are some of the products you should pack to protect and care for your skin.
How to choose your sun protection?
The solar protection factor
Before you choose your sunscreen, it’s important to read and understand the label! The initials SPF, refer to the effectiveness of the product, indicating how long you can stay in the sun without burning, as compared to unprotected skin. The number also tells us, among other things, about the percentage of UVB rays blocked.
While there’s no difference in protection, there are several types of sunscreens available to choose from: lotions, sprays, roll-on sticks and more, and they’re all good choices!
Waterproof or not?
Choosing a waterproof sunscreen is always a good idea, especially on those hot days at the beach or by the pool. In addition to protecting your skin while you swim or play sports that work up a sweat, waterproof sunscreen won’t wash off.
There’s no better way to soothe and refresh your skin after a day in the sun! After-sun care products are created specifically to help calm and repair skin that has been exposed to the sun. They’re not just once your skin has suffered a burn! But remember, even with sunscreen, UV rays can damage your skin, causing sunburn, inflammation, dehydration, and premature aging. But take heart, after-sun care products contain moisturizing and soothing ingredients to reduce harmful effects, promote healing of the skin and prolong your precious tan.
Products to remember
Sun Bum face stick
This product is perfect for a day at the beach! It’s waterproof, offers broad-spectrum protection and contains vitamin E... Plus, it's easy to apply to kids’ and adults’ faces, even when your hands are wet or sandy.
Avène high-protection spray
Ideal protection for people with sensitive or sunburn-prone skin. It’s waterproof, offers broad-spectrum protection, and comes in a light, invisible and non-greasy spray.
Nivea protective balm
If you’re going out in the sun, you need protection. That’s true for your lips, too! Enriched with sunflower extract and vitamin E, this water-repellent balm offers added moisture and protection right where you need it.
IDC SPF 50 mineral powder
For easy touch-ups over makeup or invisible protection on your head and at your hairline, this loose powder protects your skin from the sun while absorbing oil, mattifying your skin and fighting the appearance of wrinkles.
This quick and easy-to-apply SPF 50 loose powder provides instant 4-season protection against sunburn and the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays. Its powder texture helps to absorb and regulate excess sebum. This 100% mineral sun protection loose powder contains antioxidants as well as natural, calming and mattifying ingredients. The powder also helps preventing premature aging signs and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of photo-induced aging including sagging skin and pigmentation spots. Easy, quick and convenient use for consistent protection throughout the day.
Vichy after-sun care
Does your skin need soothing after a long day in the sun? Designed for adults and children of all photo-types, this after-sun balm soothes, moisturizes, and repairs your skin.