Long, lazy days in the sun are wonderful for your state of mind and stress levels, but too much sun is not quite as kind to your skin. But by protecting it from UVA and UVB rays with a mineral sunscreen, keeping it hydrated with a good moisturiser and drinking plenty of water, you can give your skin that little extra care it needs in sunnier climes.

Our skincare advice and product recommendations

We believe mineral sunscreens are the safest for your skin and less likely to cause sensitivity, as they reflect rather than absorb UVA and UVB rays. Make sure you apply it liberally and add two coats 20-30 minutes before you expose your skin to the sun.

A day in the sun can leave skin looking and feeling parched, so make sure you use an aftersun to cool and replenish dry skin. It's packed with 92% aloe vera, which is scientifically proven to calm skin.

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