In the words of texas… “here comes the Summer sun!” We may actually be in the midst of a Summer season… this is what it looks and feels like girls, I know we haven’t experienced it for a while. Now, before we all rush out for our picnics and lazy days soaking up some rays (ooh that rhymed!) it’s too easy to forget to slap on some suncream. As a pale-skinned lady I’m more prone than most to ending up like a burnt sausage and I’m the most guilty when it comes to actually applying some cream.
It’s also really important to understand what all the numbers, letters and all mean – it’s like a science lesson when you pick up a bottle in Boots. The SPF number (or sun protection factor) basically means this is how long you can stay in the sun until the lotion becomes ineffective – so basically, if you wear SPF15 you can stay in the sun for 15mins until you need to re-apply. If you wear a SPF50, it’s 50mins. It doesn’t mean that you’re covered but you may get a little bit of a tan if you wear a lower SPF factor! It’s so essential that you keep topping yourself up – just because you wear it in the morning doesn’t mean it’ll still work 4hrs later. This is why you burn!! It’s worrying how many people still don’t really understand how these creams work – so please, please take the time to read up on it before you end up causing yourself harm.
If, like me, you’re lazy and can’t be bothered with the faff of re-applying lotion all day long then P20 is a god-send. This sun cream is effective all day long – you apply it once in the morning, wait 30mins for it to soak in a start being effective, then hey presto you’re ready to rock and roll. Sun protection that lasts all day long, soaks in so you don’t notice it, minimal smell (so you don’t end up stinking like a Pina Colada) and you only need a small amount. This is quite pricey compared to other lotions, but it’s much better value for money and a much safer option if you’re not sure what you’re doing. So ladies, get out and pick some up before you get over-excited this weekend!