Use these products to help you achieve a natural looking glow without damaging your skin in the sun.
Multi-purpose: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream $54.95 SPF30
If you purchase one new product this season then make sure it’s a BB cream. BB creams combine the best aspects of sunscreen, moisturiser, foundation and concealer into one must-have product. This product provides a little more coverage than a tinted moisturiser, but it isn’t as heavy as a foundation. Once you jump on the BB bandwagon you won’t remember how you lived without it.
The most versatile: Estee Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint Release $65
This unique tinted moisturiser enhances any skintone with a healthy glow. Don’t be alarmed when you squeeze the bottle to find out the product inside is green. Once you apply it to your face the colour will change to match your skintone. It’s the perfect product to take on a holiday as you can continue to use it even after your face has tanned. Wear it alone for a natural look, or apply as a primer under foundation to create a dewy glow.
Budget friendly: Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam $19.95
Finally a tanning product without the telltale “fake tan” scent! The Bondi Sands coconut scented foam smells like a tropical island. It dries quickly – you can shower after just one hour – which means it’s ideal for spontaneous nights out. Plus it won’t break the bank!
High-level sun protection: Model Co Daily Face Mattifying Sunscreen and Lip Balm SPF 50+ $24.99
The SPF in your foundation is usually not enough to protect your skin from the harsh summer sun. Instead,purchase a broad-spectrum moisturiser or sunscreen, to ensure you are safe from both UVA and UVB rays. Apply this before you apply your foundation. The Model Co Mattifying Sunscreen will suit those who don’t like the shiny look sunscreen can leave.
To wear in summer and beyond: St Tropez Everyday Face $39.95
Wearing fake tan on your face will give you a natural glow, which means you can wear less foundation throughout summer. If you are wary about doing so then pay the extra for St Tropez. Use this product as your daily moisturiser – it has only a touch of self-tan, which builds up naturally.