TRAVEL: The Ultimate Sun Protection Guide
Photos by me / Mia Due
So I’m leaving for Toscany tomorrow, which means I’m packing all my stuff right now.
I’m the typical girl, who brings too much while I travel. You probably know the dilemma too.
But while I bring a lot of cute outfits that needs to feel the sun, I also bring a lot of beauty. Obviously.
I have promised myself to make you guys a few tutorials while I’m away.
So remember to keep an eye on my YouTube Channel or here on the blog.
These products are the ones I’ve packed so far – and they’re the most important ones too.
Everything in sun protection. As I’ve been traveling a lot since I was only a child and living abroad waaaay south, I’ve learned that the most important thing is to protect both your skin, body and hair against the UVA & UVB.
FOR THE HAIR
It’s super important to take care of your hair while you’re in the sun.
Most women doesn’t know that the UV & UVB rays really damage and dry out your hair.
Therefore I always use both a shampoo, conditioner and UV spray to take care of my hair while being in the sun.
The spray protects the hair against the rays in up till 10 hours. The shampoo and conditioner will nourish and protect your hair, so it will stay hydrated and soft.
Bain Après-Soleil Anti-Damaged Shampoo, Kérastase Soleil, 120 DKK HERE
Lait Richesse Restoring and Moisturizing Care, Kérastase Soleil, 150 DKK HERE
Sun UV Spray, Wella SP, 240 DKK HERE
FOR THE BODY & FACE
I always use a sunscreen spray on the body, cause I find it easier to spread out.
But I’ve really fallen in love with the body lotion with SPF from Rudolph Care, it has the most lovely shine in it.
Not tacky glitter. But shine.
I’ve also come to love the primer from Coola, since I’ve never been that happy for sunscreen in my face. I hate the stickiness.
This primer is super soft and light on your skin. Perfect for hot weather.
As I have a lipliner tattoo (which I’ll talk about in a later blog post), I always use protection on my lips.
It’s important so the pigmentation doesn’t darken.
Sun-C Sunscreen & Antioxidants Body Spray SPF30, Nimue, 350 DKK HERE
Sun Body Lotion SPF30 Shimmer Edition, Rudolph Sun, 165 DKK HERE
Daydream Mineral Primer SPF30, Coola, 400 DKK HERE
Lip Balm Sun SPF20, Tromborg, 180 DKK HERE
FOR AFTER THE SUN
Always nice, refreshing and nourishing to use an after sun after being in the sun all day.
The only part is that it can sting a bit in your face, when using the same aftersun for your face as you use on the body.
After Sun, Muti, 260 DKK HERE
After Sun Face Cream Yoghurt, Korres, 200 DKK HERE
FOR THE FACE
As mentioned before, I’m not a big fan of sunscreen in the face. Therefor I’m super excited about a facemist with SPF in it.
You can even use this mist in your hair scalp if you tend to get a sunburn there. Then your hair won’t get greasy. Yay!
UV Bronze Hydra-Refreshing Anti-Aging Sun Mist SPF50, Filorga, 295 DKK HERE
Dior Bronze Beautifying Protective Suncare Face SPF30, Dior, 260 DKK HERE
FOR THE GLOW
Even though the sun is gonna give me a lot of tan while driving through Italy, I also like to help it a little on its way.
The Dry Oil both has a SPF and gives you a gradual build tan, with I find super genius.
The Glow Drops you can mix in your day or night cream, to get an extra glow that you can gradually build yourself.
Marula Dry Oil Self Tan SPF50, Vita Liberata, 400 DKK HERE
Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, Clarins, 225 DKK HERE
So, I know there are a loooot of products. As I wrote them all down I suddenly saw how much sun protection I was planning on bringing along. Maybe I need to redo my packing, just a tad. Haha!
But I hope you can find inspiration in some of the products.