Save your skin: Top sunscreens to protect your skin

It’s time to grab the sunscreen and dash to the beach! Saying that, even if you are relaxing in the open outdoors and the sky is predominately cloudy sunscreen should still be applied. Yes you may not be in the tropics but even through cloud your skin is attracting harmful sun-rays. Ouch! Now we all know the wrinkly lobster isn’t the look anybody wants to go for, unless you think having wrinkles the size of Shar Pei dogs is your kind of thing cover up your skin and douse it with cream.

There are so many sun creams on the market but are they really protecting your skin? Here at Fashion’s on Vacation we want to protect your beautiful skin and halt that anti-ageing process so you can lie to everyone and remain the tender age of 21 for years to come. Here are our best sun creams to protect your skin so you no longer have to look as bright as a post box.

Darphin Vital Protection

For luxury high-end protection opt for Darphin Vital Protection SPF50 (£51). It may be a little pricy but with its anti-oxidants that help deify ageing it’s worth the price if you want to spend a little more to protect your skin. Pick up your bottle from many high-street retailers including Neiman Marcus, House of Fraser and John Lewis.

Darphin Vital Protection SPF50

Creme de la Mer

Crème de la Mer sunscreen has a wide range of sunscreens ranging from £65. Bask in the golden sun with Crème de la Mer Reparative Body Sun Lotion SPF 30 (£65). Quickly absorbed and protection from UVA and UVB rays, this decedent protection even renews the appearance of existing damage so you can maintain that soft skin of a twenty something year old. Buy it now from Selfridges and indulge in the luxurious lotion.

Crème de la Mer Reparative Body Sun Lotion SPF 30



Lancaster Invisible Mist

Erring on the cheaper side and if you are water baby who will be lapping up the waves then apply Lancaster Invisible Mist Wet Skin Application SPF 30 (£23) available from Selfridges. With its mist action you can apply directly onto wet skin giving you UVA/UVB and infrared protection. No smears left on your skin, just a flawless invisible coverage that is perfect for when you are in a hurry with your active lifestyle and won’t leave you looking like you’re covered in TippEx.

Lancaster Invisible Mist Wet Skin Application SPF 30

Soltan Moisturising Suncare Lotion

You may think that spending loads of money on sunscreen will give you the best protection. Think again! Even budget sun creams are just as good, especially Boot’s own Soltan range which is brilliant for safe sunning. Grab Soltan Moisturising Suncare Lotion with Insect Repellent (£4.99 for that added bonus and it is even odourless so you won’t be left with that musky medical repellent stench.

Soltan Moisturising Suncare Lotion with Insect Repellent


Bobbi Brown SPF 50 Protective Face Base

Even when you are heading out in the early evening sun shield your face with protective face bases. Try Bobbi Brown SPF 50 Protective Face Base (£28) available from many high-street retailers including Debenhams. As your face is the most sensitive it will be in safe hands with Bobbi Brown’s broad spectrum of UVA/UVB protection, it even has anti-inflammatory and calming effects for any redness what with its algae and chamomile extracts and is perfect as a base for make-up.

Bobbi brown face base

So now all you have to do is soak up the sun the safe way. Forget the overcooked look and smooth on protection throughout the day and remember do not go below SPF 15 as you will hardly be protected. Now just let the sun shine.

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