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Skincare Essentials for Sun Awareness Week

By David Saunders, Health Editor | UPDATED: 08:28, 08 July 2020

Sun Awareness Week is on (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.

Sesderma AZELAC RU Liposomal Serum TRX £40.80, 30ml, www.sesderma.co.uk

Prolonged skin exposure under the sun can lead to a pigment change in the skin, which often appears in the form of sunspots. This clinically proven facial serum delivers 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.

KORRES Sunscreen Face-Body Emulsion Yoghurt, SPF 50 £22.00, Lookfantastic.com

Protect your skin from sun damage naturally with this 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 organic extract 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.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide 500ml £28, Boots This velvety smooth, weightless, lotion, 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.

Navigate the minefield of grooming essentials you need for when the sunshine hits, with the following wellbeing warriors – keeping you feeling fresh and revived throughout the warmer months…

Twist & Spritz (£10, The Fragrance Shop) allows you to transport your favourite aftershave in a travel-sized 8ml atomizer, which is perfect if you need a quick fragrance top up, to ensure you smell great all day long!

SheaMoisture African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Bath, Body & Massage Oil (£11.99, Boots). A refreshing oil that rejuvenates the skin with an invigorating scent. Simply pour into warm water to create a fragrant spa bath, or apply to skin to restore moisture and protect against environmental stressors.

KORRES Sunscreen Face-Body Emulsion Yoghurt, SPF 50 (£22.00, Lookfantastic.com) – Protect your skin from sun damage naturally with this 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.

DAYTOX Facial Tonic, (£10, Waitrose) – This mild, alcohol-free tonic toner supports the regeneration of the skin, while calming and moisturising sun-kissed skin. Hyaluron soothes the skin and plumps it from within. Vitamin B5 has also been added to boost the regeneration of the skin. The result is a smoother base for subsequent skincare.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide 500ml (£28, Boots) – 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 daily moisturiser and after shave care.