My summer sun care essentials… I won’t leave home without these!

My summer sun care essentials… I won’t leave home without these!

*This post is sponsored by Eau Thermale Avène

I often get asked what one skincare product I couldn’t live without, and the answer is always the same: sunscreen. We all know that it’s a non-negotiable when it comes to prevent skin cancer, but it’s also one of the best things you can do for your skin when it comes to minimising the signs of premature ageing.

I’d be willing to bet that every dermatologist in the world would happily harp on about the importance of wearing sunscreen every single day in an effort to protect your skin against harmful UV rays, as well as preventing long-lasting sun damage like wrinkles, sun spots, sagging skin, and more. In reality, it can be tricky to find a facial sunscreen that glides onto skin without leaving it feeling sticky or greasy, or with an unsightly white, chalky residue – which is probably why so many of my readers admit to skipping facial sunscreen most days.

If you’re one of those women, you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve found the perfect sunscreen range for you. Eau Thermale Avène’s range of SPF50+ face formulas all boast a ‘nude skin feel’ and are easy to apply, with no stickiness or oiliness, and leaving an imperceptible, extremely soft finish – no white marks in sight! There’s also a formula to suit every skin type – including even the most sensitive skins. I’ve been using Eau Thermale Avène SPF50+ Cleanance Sunscreen, which is specifically formulated for oily, blemish-prone, and sensitive skin.

Eau Thermale Avène SPF50+ Cleanance Sunscreen features Avène’s unique Sunsitive® protection, with new Thialidine & Pre-tocopheryl antioxidant complex to protect skin cells with free radicals and oxidative stress. Unlike many facial sunscreens, this one applies beautifully and has a bit of a mattifying effect, which is ideal for those of us with oily or combination skin types. I have battled with midday shine since I started incorporating this beauty into my skincare routine! Better still, Eau Thermale Avène SPF50+ Cleanance Sunscreen boasts blemish-fighting properties, so you’re not only preventing sun damage, but you’re preventing breakouts when using this sunscreen too!

It’s also water-resistant and is eco-friendly to boot – you can read more about Avène’s #SkinProtectOceanRespect project here.

When it comes to protecting the skin on my body, I’m a fan of Eau Thermale Avène SPF50+ Spray, which is one of Avène’s recently renovated products that hit shelves just last month. Just like Eau Thermale Avène SPF50+ Cleanance Sunscreen, this spray features Avène’s unique Sunsitive® protection with new Thialidine & Pre-tocopheryl antioxidant complex.

It also boasts Avène’s new Hydra-Protectice Texture, which promises lasting hydration for up to six hours thanks to the addition of vegetable glycerin. This means that your skin is both protected and moisturized while out in the sun, so you can wave goodbye to that unpleasant feeling of tight skin after being out in the sun!

All of Avène’s skin care and sun care products are available at your nearest Clicks and Dis-Chem stores, as well as at selected independent pharmacies. You can also find their products online at Dermastore. For more info on Avène skin care and sun care products, you can visit their website by clicking here.

Have you ever used Avène’s sun care products before? I’d love to know what you thought – are you as big a fan of the brand as I am? What are some of your favourite sun care (or skin care!) products from Avène?