Whether you're heading to a festival, planning to hit the beach on the weekend, escape to an exotic climate for a getaway or simply chillax in your backyard (that would be me), for Summer, two things you will most definitely need in the sun care department is an After Sun Lotion and an SPF. My favourite brand is undoubtedly Vichy when it comes to sun protection.
Recently, they have come out with two new additions to their already vast range and that includes a BB Cream with an SPF of 50! Now I personally only had such in a fairly low SPF so I was thrilled to know I can actually just slather on some of this tinted moisturiser goodness and expect to be protected from the much dreaded sun damage. I've heard you need to apply at least a tea spoon amount of SPF for it to give you maximum sun protection and with BB creams, it's quite easy to do that really.
As always, the texture of the BB cream is extremely thin and light, nothing to heavy on the skin or pore clogging. The shade I have is natural tan which gives my pale yellow skin just the right amount of sun kissed colour. If you are NC30/35/40 in MAC, you'll be just fine it. The end result is superbly glowing skin, almost mimicking a post-facial effect. It looks great on my mum who has sun spots, fine lines and uneven skin tone as reflects light beautifully.
As for the After Sun balm, it's all you'll need to slather on your face and body to avoid developing a sun burn or to cool off minor sun irritations. Any sort of redness or aggravation and it will remedy it immediately. A handbag must-have if you're flying to sunny destinations this summer. It being paraben free, hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin only makes it more appropriate for the delicate face area. Who wants to carry two types of after sun lotions on a glamorous holiday any way eh?