It's coming into that time of year... if you haven't already cracked out the SPF, now is the time! A tiny bit of sun on your skin is great to load up on vitamin D but if you are spending an length of time in the sun it is so important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. The numbers of people with skin cancer are constantly rising and I'm sad to say that in Ireland skin cancer is the most common form of the disease.
We've recently chatted to Nimue, South African skin technology brand, about some of their sincere products and after having tried and tested them I have to say, I am impressed! Sun protection is one of the Nimue key skin philosophies to reduce and prevent the harmful effects of environmental stress, pigmentation and premature ageing caused by ultra violet (UV) and infra red (IR) rays.
First up is the SPF 30 Body Spray* (also comes in SPF 50). It's a lovely lightweight liquid cream formula that absorbs fast into the skin. It is non greasy and doesn't leave that horrid white look on your skin. The spray is waterproof but I would still advise to reapply after a dip in the pool or the sea - it may be waterproof but a lot of the time your SPF is rubbed off if you are drying yourself with a towel. Better safe than sorry!
When I am away on holiday or if I am outdoors on the weekend I love using a tinted sunscreen instead of foundation. This one is absolutely lovely: non-greasy, moisturising and gives a beautiful dewy finish with the broad spectrum protection of SPF 40. The Sun-C Tinted SPF 40* comes in three shades (light, medium & dark) but like a lot of pharmacy / salon foundations will not be suitable for the paler skin tones. The light is actually quite a warm shade so if you are very fair I would suggest mixing it with regular facial sunscreen to lighten the texture up a bit and make it more transparent.
I've left the best for last. The After Sun Hydrator* is the star of the show for me! It's probably one of the nicest after sun products I have ever used. It's a wonderfully cooling, soothing and moisturising gel that helps repair and relax the skin after being in the sun. The best part - it smells absolutely incredible!
If you are on the lookout for some quality sun care products the Nimue range is definitely one to check out!
You can find Nimue products in spas and salons such as Platinum Therapy, Mount Merrion, Dublin; Buttercups in Malahide and in Dublin 2; Plush Beauty, Co. Limerick; Coco, Ballincollig, Cork; Beauty Republic, Carlow and many more.
Enjoy your days in the sun!