How to stay safe in the sun

Lazy golden days followed by long, warm nights; we all look forward to summer. But as the weather warms up — or if you’re hopping on a plane to chase some winter sun — it’s important to keep your skin protected. That’s why Clarins is here to look after you every step of the way.

At Clarins, we believe that sun safety is the first step towards ensuring your time spent outside is relaxing and stress-free, so read on for our advice on staying safe in the sun.

Clarins’ sun safety tips

1. Always use a sunscreen

The best way to avoid painful, sunburnt skin is to prevent it. That’s why Clarins has created a range of high-protection SPF products to shield your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. With transparent, non-streaky, and easy-to-apply formulas, Clarins sun care is the perfect defence against damage from free radicals and a nasty sunburn. With each product containing a powerful combination of multi-protective plant extracts — such as Senna, Aloe Vera, and Olive — our unique formulas will protect, nourish, and hydrate your skin.

So whether you prefer a creamy formula, a sunblock stick, or a lightweight mist, our innovative collection guarantees high protection. Apply liberally throughout the day for long-lasting protection.

2. Keep cool in the shade

Try to avoid direct sunlight between 10 am and 4 pm as this is when the sun’s UVA/UVB rays are strongest. During this time, it’s a good idea to seek out some shade instead. Besides offering a welcome respite from the sun’s heat, a few hours in the shade offers the perfect opportunity to reapply your sunscreen and rehydrate yourself.

3. Stay hydrated

While you should be drinking plenty of water anyway, it’s important to drink even more if you’re out in the sun. This is because when you sweat, your body loses the vital water it needs to function properly. So to prevent dehydration and keep yourself sun-safe, try to drink around two to three litres of water a day.

4. Wear sunglasses

UV radiation doesn’t just affect your skin — it can also damage your eyes if they’re not protected properly. That’s why you should always wear protective sunglasses when you’re out and about — even on a sunny winter’s day. Make sure you choose a pair with a good quality UV lens filter.

5. Consider faking it

Many of us want a natural tan. However, the truth is that even the slightest bit of sun exposure can damage your skin. So why not fake a sunkissed glow instead?

Clarins’ luxurious self-tanning products are ideal for those who want to achieve a year-long, flawless tan — without the risk. Take our Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster for Body which can be mixed with any Clarins skincare product to give you a radiant glow whenever you’re in need of a pick-me-up. Like sunshine in a bottle, our quick-drying and streak-free self-tanners use Aloe Vera to nourish your skin, leaving you with a gorgeous glow.

Keeping safe in the sun with Clarins

Following the advice above will help ensure you’re practising effective sun-safety at the beach, by the poolside, on the slopes, and beyond. For more information on staying safe, read our guides on choosing the right sun cream for your needs and discovering which SPF you need according to your skin type.

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