Winter sun-suncare routine? Why? you might be asking. Well I learnt this the hard way. This weekend I participated in charity walk and didn’t wear enough sun protection and alas I got burnt.
I think that because of how cool the weather is, it is easy to forget that the sun is still harmful to our skin and that protection is absolutely essential! After learning my lesson the hard way (aka. itchy red arms) I am definitely going to apply lots of sunscreen on my arms whenever I am out and about. I decided to do this post on a few of my favourite sun protection and aftersun products that are essential in the autumn or summer… depending when you are reading this.
Shills Caribbean Ice UV spray SPF 50+++ (UVA & UVB)
where to buy: hk/ bonjour uk/
This UV spray is probably my go to UV spray together with my "face shop natural sun eco spray"
Texture: Cold when you spray it on your skin,super light and moisturising on the skin
Can be used on sensitive skin
How to use: Hair, face and body.
Scent: Has a light lemon scent that disappears in 30 seconds
2. Uriage Eau Thermal Mineral spray
where to buy: hk/ watsons uk/ boots
I was always sceptic about mineral sprays and trust me I still am but, after being introduced to it my a friend swore it moisturised her skin... I decided to give it a try. So... I tried it, and it's really soothing,
especially on my sore red sunburnt arms, every so often when they are feeling itchy or warm I will spritz some of the spray on the area and it soothes it right away!
Usually when my skin feels dry I will wash my face and
apply some cream, but washing my face repeatedly tends to dry it out even more and strip it of any natural oils
our skin have. I have tried to spritz this on my face
when I feel dry and it does do the trick! it offers a
quick fix for any itchiness.
Highly recommend trying thermal sprays!
3. Nature’s Care Paw Paw lip balm
where to buy: hk/ mannings uk/ healthy monthly
Paw Paw lip balms are everywhere, they are all in one
product, they have the texture of vaseline, but quickly
absorbs into the skin. I use it for everything, dry lips, itchy patches on my face, mild rashes, I swear by this
stuff. Although the packaging does say "lip balm" you can definitely use it for all over your body, or you can pic up a bigger paw paw balm at the drugstore, accessible and relatively cheap.
Tip: apply this on your lips before bed, wake up with super moist and plump lips.
4.Aveeno Baby Soothing relief moisture cream
where to buy: hk mannings / uk amazon
Avenue Baby, if you told me a year ago that I would be using baby products then I probably wouldn't believe you. Baby products, I have found to contain a lot of natural hypoallergenic ingredients that sometimes the adult stuff
doesn't have. I chose this moisturiser because I found
it very soothing on the skin and moisturising factor
lasted a lot longer than my previous lotions.
This does the trick on: sunburns, rashes, itchy dry skin and moisturizes for 24 hours.
Ingredients: oatmeal, beeswax, mineral oil, kernel flour, soybean oil etc.
Hope you enjoyed this post!