Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Protect Ya Neck

Summer may not be present in the UK right now but with most of you bitches heading off on holiday, it's important to make sure you're protected on the beauty front...

To maintain good head (yeh, I said it), you need to ensure you're wearing a good facial SPF on every inch of your face, ears, neck, decolletage and neck. I love the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF 50. Loaded with a high sun protection factor, this rich moisturiser keeps you protected throughout the day with just one application. It has a surprisingly thick consistency that applies best when warmed (between the palms) a little. It feels lovely on the skin, causes no irritation or breakouts and, unlike many facial SPFs, sits perfectly under foundation.

It's also important to protect your lips with a little SPF. I reach for the Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30 as it provides UV protection for the lips, face, and eye area. It is packed with avocado oil and grapeseed oil, two antioxidant-rich ingredients that deeply moisturise the skin and protect it from environmental damage.

The body is also in need of some serious summer protection, especially if you're planning to spend your holiday wearing next to nothing. I'm obsessed with the Clinique Virtu-Oil™ Body Mist SPF 30. It is a lightweight, oil-free sunscreen that absorbs quickly, leaving no sticky or greasy residue behind. It also features a spray applicator that makes full-body application quick and easy.

For those of you planning to travel with cabin luggage only, I recommend packing a block SPF and they don't get no better than The Sunblock from LUSH. You apply this nourishing solid bar in one of my favourite places, the shower. After washing, you just massage the bar over every inch or your body to guarantee complete protection and then go on with your day. The Sunblock is easy to apply, protects perfectly and nourishes the skin like a dream.

Last but not least, you need to look after your hair and scalp. If you're like me and have fine hair, you need to make sure you protect the fuck out of yourself, kween. I've been loving the Aveda Sun Care Protective Veil. It is a protective, water-resistant UV defense mist that forms an invisible screen to help protect hair from sun exposure for up to 16 hours. Its protection helps prevent colour fading, damage and dryness caused by sun exposure, so if you want to keep your hair healthy, hook yourself up. As for your scalp, I recommend using the Malibu Scalp Protector SPF 15. This water-resistant and sweat resistant protector applies easily and, importantly, doesn't leave any greasy bullshit behind.

So there you have it, all the products you need to protect ya neck....and the rest of your body!

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