Top SPF tips from Lisa Franklin
The Alumier Moisture Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen (which also handily comes in different tints of Ivory, Sand and Amber) is great for oily to normal skin and has a matte finish so you can use it as your daily foundation too. It protects against UVA & UVB rays and has the added bonus of being free from chemical filters.
Another favourite which also doubles up as a daily moisturiser is Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen It has a smoothing moisturising formula with Vitamin E and is also free from chemical filters. It's also packed with free radical quenching antioxidants to protect the skin from UV damage which makes it a perfect everyday skin care must have.
For those with more sensitive skin take a look at the Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF42 Sunscreen. This is a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturiser for oily, rosacea or acne prone skin. It contains Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and sodium hyaluronate to soothe and moisturise your skin.
Summer is upon us and with it comes the annual quandary about SPF - how much, which number and which product to start with, along with all sorts of worries about staying safe in the sun. So we asked our resident skin care expert Lisa Franklin all about what she recommends for use in the summer months.
First up Lisa is a big fan of Alumier products. These prescription level products are game changers when it comes to your skin care regime, and they are also on point for sun protection too. Here are some of her favourites...
So what tips does Lisa recommend for surviving in the great outdoors when that great orb in the sky deigns to show itself? The big one is wearing SPF every single day - come rain or shine - yes you hear it all the time like a broken record, but UVA and UVB rays can penetrate all weathers so better to be protected on all counts.
Lisa also recommends trying not to touch your face when wearing a physical SPF - pop it on and leave it to do its work and SPF karma will be yours.
Another great tip is to keep your antioxidant levels up as they protect against free radical damage which the sun brings. As well as limiting your exposure to the sun, staying out of it when it is at its strongest from 11 am to 4 pm.
Finally, don't forget to travel with a wide brimmed hat and have a light coloured long sleeved top for covering up. Sunglasses are also a winner and stay away from tanning beds.
For more personal advice on how to stay safe in the sun, why not book a consultation at the clinic for a one-to-one on your skin type and a personalised regime.
Meanwhile, if you're dreaming of sunnier climes why not pop over to our Pinterest page to catch up on the spots we'd rather be flying off to this summer.