Hi ladies, so I’m well aware that it is autumn but no matter the season it is important to always wear sunscreen to prevent skin damage, ageing, age spots, sun-induced wrinkles, to overall protect the skin from sun damage. You may not see the benefits now but it helps in the long run.
In conjunction to wearing sunscreen it is always important to wear protective clothing such as sunglasses, hat’s/cap’s, t-shirt’s and short’s when in the sun. Always apply sufficient amount of sunscreen on sun-exposed areas (face, arms and legs), apply a visible layer before rubbing into the skin so that you don’t miss any area, let the sunscreen dry and always reapply throughout the day. Try and avoid intensive midday sun from 11a.m-3p.m.
Moe and I have been testing out a few sunscreen’s (if you follow us you would know that we are soon going to Thailand 😃) to see which we like best to take on our new adventure. Today and tomorrow I will be sharing my thoughts on two brand’s of sunscreen’s. Today is all about Nivea Sun Protection.
We recieved four different Nivea Sunscreen’s which are: Nivea Sun Kids Moisturising Sun Spray, Nivea Sun Kids Swim & Play Sun Lotion, Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh Lotion and Nivea Sun Anti-age Face Sun Cream. Three of which have an SPF of 50+ which is very high the Sun Protect & Refresh Lotion has an SPF of 50 High. They all have immediate UVA and UVB protection. All four help reduce the risk of sun allergies, are non-sticky, absorbs easily, offers reliable protection against sunburn and long-term skin damage and are all water resistant.
I have mentioned numerous times that I suffer with very sensitive skin so I some times use product’s suitable for babies and/or kids as they are a lot milder on my skin. The sun spray is formulated for children’s delicate skin, it is very moisturising. To use you have to shake well, spray, rub, wait till it is completely dry and reapply when necessary.
I thought that being a spray on sunscreen it would spray onto the skin in a fine mist but it sprayed on like normal sunscreen but with a thinner texture as you can see in the picture below. When fully absorbed into the skin it tends to leave a slight white finish. One spritz spreads easily.
We used this during the holiday’s when swimming. I like that it is a big bottle that will last longer. A 300ml bottle retails for R189.99.
Out of the two Nivea Sun Kids this is my favourite one it contains Dexpanthenal which helps protects the skin barrier which is good for my sensitive eczema prone skin. It allows a longer and safer stay in water which is a huge benefit for me as the chlorine in the pools tend to irritate my skin but with a sunscreen that protects the skin barrier it makes it a lot better for me to stay in the water longer. Like the previous sunscreen it has the same protection, application and also a slight white finish. It is fast absorbing, non-greasy and slightly thicker in texture. It retails for R164.99 for 150ml.
This is also one of my favourites it has a pleasant cooling effect on the skin and leaves it feeling refreshed and silky soft. It is a light hydrating lotion that is easy to apply, it is non-greasy, absorbs quickly, moisturising and best of all it dries clear.
Another one of my favourites from the four. This sunscreen helps prevent premature skin ageing, fine lines and sun-induced wrinkles. It has a caring formula for intensive and long-lasting 24 hour moisture. Like the other three sunscreen’s it helps reduce the risk of sun allergies and has a non-greasy formula. It is a lot more creamier but doesn’t feel heavy and greasy on my skin but feels very moisturising and dries clear, this is perfect to keep in your bag I use this almost everyday. This retails for R119.00 for 50ml.
All four sunscreen’s do not have that unpleasant sunscreen smell and do not feel heavy on the skin. Moe and I like the light texture of each of the the suncreens and also the fact that it is very moisturising and hydrating.
What is your favourite everyday sunscreen?