Skincare Essentials to get you ready for the impending summer sun


Sun Awareness Week is on the horizon (13th – 19th May) and with holiday, or staycation, plans on your agenda it’s important to think about protecting your skin; before, during and after sun exposure.

Here are three skin essentials to help get you ready for this year’s Sun Awareness Week and beyond!

1.       Deter sunspots

Prolonged skin exposure under the sun can lead to a pigment change in the skin, which often appears in the form of sunspots. Sesderma AZELAC RU Liposomal Serum TRX (£40.80, 30ml, is a clinically proven facial serum that supports brighter, more luminous skin while helping to control hyperpigmentation for a more even skin tone.

The active ingredient Tranexamic Acid TRX Booster System helps to reduce the appearance of UV induced melasma safely and effectively. It also contains other powerful active ingredients including; 4-Butylresorcinol, Azelaic Acid, Boldine Diacetyl, Niacinamide, Retinol and Vitamin C, which provide direct action on melanin producing skin cells and clarifies and reduces the intensity of spots, as well as helping to prevent the appearance of new ones.

2.       Protect your skin against sun damage

Protect your skin from sun damage naturally with KORRES Sunscreen Face-Body Emulsion Yoghurt, SPF 50 (£22.00, which is a water-resistant formula. The edible yogurt used in this product provides a natural source of lactose, proteins, minerals and vitamins to increase the water content of the epidermis’ top layers and refresh the skin – helping to keep you feel cool as a cucumber, even in the hottest of climates. The organicextract of Active Aloe moisturises the skin and helps reduce the visible signs of ageing. Calendula and Chamomile oils present in the sunscreen also help to leave the skin feeling soft and supple.

3.       Soothe the skin after sun exposure

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide 500ml (£28, Boots) is a velvety smooth, weightless, lotion, which replenishes the moisture your skin needs. Apply to your entire body after a bath, or shower, to seal in moisture. This lotion makes the perfect after sun to help soothe your skin after a day in the sunshine and if you’re tight on luggage space you’ll be delighted to know this lotion can also be used as a make-up remover, daily moisturiser and after shave care.