Summer is here and we’re more than ready for long balmy days, sunny rays and most definitely a hot European holiday. However without careful consideration of our skincare, these sunny months can be worrying news for our skin. Exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays put us at risk of sunburn, early ageing and even skin cancer whilst the scorching heat can leave the skin and hair seriously sad and dehydrated. Fortunately, NUXE have all the answers with the perfect products to keep your skin and hair thoroughly protected, nourished and glowing with summer gorgeousness. Discover our list of the ultimate must-haves (for you to shine like a star on the beach)
How to protect yourself from the sun?
Get the basics sorted with your number one essential: a super nourishing and highly protective sun cream. The NUXE Sun Creams tick all of the boxes offering broad spectrum sun protection against UVA and UVB rays which can cause both superficial sunburn and long term skin damage. They also feature powerful natural ingredients to protect the skin from photo ageing (early ageing of the skin as a result of sun damage), plus they contain carob seed powder to safely enhance natural tanning. Spending time in the sun leaves the skin dehydrated and irritated too, so our formula is packed with water hyacinth to strengthen the skin’s barrier function and kau pe flower to soothe overheating. Choose between the equally moisturising Face & Body Sun Lotion or Sun Melting Spray Face & Body.
Protect your face
Our face is the most vulnerable area of our body to sun damage. Even when the sun is hiding behind the clouds its UVA rays can be destroying our skin cell structure leading to the appearance of wrinkles, pigmentation and dark spots later in life. Your skincare routine should always feature some level of sun protection but up the ante this summer with our dedicated High Protection Facial Sun Cream SPF 50. This formula has been specifically formulated for the face with a light, non greasy formula and also contains ingredients to actively prevent the appearance of dark spots.
How to protect your hair?
You can probably vouch for the fact our scalp is the most difficult area to protect from sun burn which is where our Moisturising Protective Oil for Hair comes in. This spray-on product offers sun protection for the scalp, but also repairs and beautifies hair which can become seriously dry and dehydrated from sun and chlorine. Its ingredient of rice protein extract protects the keratin and lipids in the hair to maintain shine and strength whilst coconut oil keeps it soft and nourished. Spray on before and during sun exposure to keep your locks glossy and beautified.
How to moisturize the skin after the sun?
Caring for your skin post-sun exposure is just as important as sun cream to help calm and repair sun-stressed skin cells.The NUXE After Sun Lotion uses natural ingredients to help rehydrate and soothe overheated skin, plus uses rice and rosemary extracts to stem long-lasting sun damage. It’s the perfect companion to your newly acquired tan too, prolonging your golden glow for up to 2 weeks.
How to take care of my hair during summer?
Let’s not forget after care for your hair which can feel frazzled and sad after a day by the beach or pool. Use our After Sun Hair and Body Shampoo to remove UV filters as well as any residual salt, chlorine and sand from the hair. This nourishing soap and sulphate free formula leaves the hair and body super cleansed and soft.
Shop the full NUXE sun range on our site here.