Growing up, if we weren't pouring carrot oil all over us in an attempt to roast in the sun and get that all important deep golden tan we were wearing low level protection. Needless to say this was not the most cleverest of things to do and I don't actually know if I have any lasting damage but in our defence in those days we were not as clued up or aware of the dangers of getting burnt and skin cancer that we are now.
However, this all changed when my brother had to get a mole removed and from that day on when I went into the sun I would wear factor 15+ protection cue the 'did you go on holiday, was the weather no good?' comments which are really not that helpful are they ;-)
I have always loved using Piz Buin, it smells wonderful and provides effective protection you can rely on when having fun in the sun.
This is my favourite sun protection product and one that I will be packing in my luggage - Piz Buin Tan & Protect Tan Accelerating Oil Spray SPF30.
The Tan & Protect Tan Accelerating Oil Spray has a gorgeous, subtle coconut scent that has that all important 'holiday scent' which transports me to a warm, sunny destination (even if it is just in my head!). The oil is really easy to apply, absorbs fast and dries so there is no greasy residue or white marks left on the skin, it does leave a very slight glossy finish but this doesn't last.
Good to know .. Some medicines increase your sensitivity to the Sun so it is worth checking with your Doctor before you go on holiday. Some ingredients in skincare products also increase sensitivity to the Sun - look out for those products that list retinol, salicylic acid and alpha hydroxy acids and stop using them to reduce your skin's sensitivity when you go on holiday.
The new Tan & Protect range is available as a Tan Accelerating Oil Spray, Tan Intensifying Sun Spray (for increased hydration) and a Tan Intensifying Lotion in SPF's 6, 15 and 30.