Find the Balance between Protection and Skincare
If slathering on unctuous sun cream has left your skin in a sorry state – do not fret. Hell hath no fury like a complexion aggravated by a huge dollop of zinc oxide
Article by Lauren Naylor
This doesn’t mean avoid using SPF cream all together, there are a variety of lighter creams that won’t clog your pores and give your skin the protection it needs without sending it into meltdown. Try Green People Facial Sun Cream scent free SPF 30, 50ML, £16.50; a lightweight scent-free facial lotion ideal for sensitive skin with nourishing ingredients like avocado and green tea to help keep skin looking firm. Or ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30, 50ML: £82. Those on a larger budget who want all the skincare benefits of this award winning moisturiser (now in SPF 30) along with UVA and UVB benefits, will adore this lightweight cream with a blend of marine ingredients.
If your skin is struggling with the constantly layering of sun cream, cleanser, evening make-up and a stream of sweating – get things back on track. In the style of Harry Potter, don your cloak and wave your wand (ok, perhaps not the cloak part). With just the wave of an AHA wand, transform your skin from break-out city to rejuvenated and smooth.
Bea Skincare’s AHA Rejuvenating wands – Pack of 10, £60.00, are the magic you’ve been waiting for to brighten your complexion and deal with pesky problems. Persevere and your skin will thank you. Small enough to slip into your man bag or purse, they’ll work their magic on a range of skin conditions including acne, pigmentation, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
The swabs on these single-use wands are soaked in 7 per cent glycolic acid, lactic acid and citric acid and can be applied twice per week at home. By facilitating the penetration of strong active ingredients beneath the skin’s surface, Bea Skincare’s wands ensure your regular skincare products are also more effectively absorbed. Boss.
They’re ideal to use 24 hours prior to a big event to help give fresher, glowing skin; active ingredient niacinamide (vitamin B3) also helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and congestion – so stress spots – do one!
The AHA rejuvenating wands also include green tea extract and glycerin and their concoction of fruit acids help to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, smooth skin texture, cleanse and refine pores.The wands are designed to reach every corner of the face, making skin peels at home fast and easy. They’re not tested on animals and paraben-free.