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With summer in full swing, high sun protection is even more essential, but actually sun protectors are a year-round beauty bag essential.
And with the beauty tide turning, a new generation of SPF’s has arrived. With innovative ingredients, ground-breaking formulas and new sensorial textures, these wonder products offer so much more than just protection from ultraviolet rays.
From anti-agers to thigh-firmers, hair carers and tan boosters, we’ve got you covered.
Reparative Body Sun Lotion SPF30, Dhs450, Creme de la Mer is packed with antioxidants that get to work on repairing existing sun damage as well as powerful Lime Tea extract and the leafy, brown algae, Alaria Esculenta, to firm the skin.
THE HAIR CARERS
Smother your hair with CC Creme, Dhs96, Kerastase, that’s right, a CC cream for your hair. This contains UV filters to stop your colour stripping in the sunlight as well as illuminating pearls that will not only add shine but smooth away any humidity induced frizz.
At the end of a hard days tanning, wash your hair with Solar Sublime Shampoo, Dhs80, L’Oreal Professionnel, containing Vitamin E to inject moisture back in as well as clever cleansers that will get rid of salt and chlorine without stripping the hair of its natural oils.
THE TAN BOOSTERS
Meet Adaptasun Tanning Body Lotion, Dhs268, Institut Esthederm, ideal for true sun bunnies. This innovative sun care brand doesn’t use the regular SPF system so look for 2 ☼☼ if you have skin that tans easily and 3 ☼☼☼ It uses unique Adaptasun technology that stimulates melanin production (the pigment that helps our skin tan) meaning you will tan easier, faster and more evenly.
Tan & Protect Tan Intensifying Sun Spray SPF30, Dhs45, Piz Buin offers great sun protection that’s sweat and water resistant whilst getting your skin to develop a deeper and more long lasting colour.
Of course, the most effective way to avoid sun damage is to not sunbathe, but if you can’t bear to be without a golden tan then these fake tans will give you all the glow without any effort.
Flash bronzer Tinted Self-tanning Body Gel, Dhs145, Lancome
A gorgeous gel texture creates the perfect replica of a natural tan whilst also dosing the skin with moisture and antioxidants. The best news? It appears in 30-minutes flat.
Fondant Self-Tanning Emulsion Face, Dhs122, Nuxe
Think of this as your very own bespoke fake tan. It contains Nuxelle capsule, an active ingredient that works with your natural skin tone to create a tan that looks completely natural to suit your complexion.
Diorskin Nude Tan Prime and Bronze, Dhs194, Dior
Apply this every morning underneath your makeup. It will minimise the appearance of pores and reduce shine,and after a few days, the tanning pigment will have built up to leave a natural glow meaning you can banish the bronzer.