Sunday 8 May 2016

Sun Care for Pale Skin

My ghostly white pins only come out once or twice a year when the temperature reaches the high 20s. This week is 'Sun Awareness Week' (9th - 15th of May), so I thought I'd share some of my top tips and products, which Holland and Barrett have kindly provided, to help you stay safe in the sun if you have pale skin.


SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. So what's the difference between an SPF15 and 50? SPF 15 filters out approximately 93 percent of all incoming UVB rays. SPF 30 keeps out 97 percent and SPF 50 keeps out 98 percent. 
Aloe Pura Organic Aloe Vera Sun Lotion with SPF 25 offers protection from the sun but also uses the moisturising properties of Aloe Vera to keep your skin hydrated.
I also love the La Roche-Posay Anthelios AC Anti-Shine Matte Fluid with SPF 30, for my face as it creates a matte base for oily skins.

Even though most of the sun creams on the market say you don't have to re-apply after being in the pool or they are sweat proof, I still like to re-apply to be safe. Don't forget the top of your hands, feet and your scalp.


We've all over done it in the sun, resulting in a lobester red complexion, so make sure to pack an aftersun. The Aloe Vera range also has a cooling aftersun. If you have a mini fridge in your hotel room, put the aftersun in there while you are out. It provides an instant cooling feeling on the red raw skin.


People often forget to protect their lips and eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. Holland and Barrett have the Lavera Sun Lip Balm SPF10, slick this on to avoid dry, flaking lips.
Some eye creams contain SPF, so this will protect your eyes but I would also recommend investing in a good pair of sunglasses that have UV protection in the lenses. Squinting can also lead to crows feet so shades are a must.


Yes your tan will fade but the best way to avoid peeling is to keep the skin moisturised. I often find my nose catches the sun and peels but products like the Weleda Skin Food and the Trilogy Rosehip Oil will keep the skin hydrated. Swap your normal moisturiser for one with a gradual tan to extend the colour.


If you aren't going on holiday or prefer colder climates for vacations, you can just fake the golden look with fake tan. The Doctor Organic Morrocan Glow range contains a Pre-Tan Exfoliator Scrub, a Self Tan Mousse and Tan Extender.

Do you have any tips on staying safe in the sun?
*Contains PR Samples


  1. I'm so pale, I'm almost luminous and I admittedly do forgot to use SPF but I definitely need to use it every day x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  2. I am so pale but then again I have not been on holiday in years, I am loving the warm weather at the moment!

    Meme xx
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  3. Oh wow this post is so neccesary and super helpful. The reapply is super neccesary! Great post


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