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Editor’s July Picks: Protect And Repair Sun-Damaged Skin

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Throughout the summer, protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays should be your number one priority. The occasional sunburn is inevitable though. So, to help you protect, nourish and repair sun-damaged skin, I’ve gone out and found the five products that are up for the task.

Better yet, I’m giving you the chance to win all five of them! Simply enter below:

How To Repair Sun-Damaged Skin 


  1. Start With A Brightening Vitamin C Serum
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    Start With A Brightening Vitamin C Serum

    When I attended the Stella Live event, every skincare brand was stressing the importance of vitamin C. As it turns out, they had good reason! This wonder ingredient is one of the most powerful antioxidants out there. It brightens and smooths your skin, while also protecting it from free radical damage.

    Since attending the event, I’ve been using Balance Me’s Vitamin C Repair Serum. Lightweight and refreshing, it is designed to repair sun-damaged skin, even out your skin tone and restore your radiant glow.

    I love this product! Since I started using it, my skin has felt so soft and fresh. Plus, I’ve had lots of compliments about my glowing complexion.

    After cleansing, you just need to massage two pumps of serum into your face and neck. Its lightweight formula reaches the deeper layers of your skin, repairing and brightening your complexion from within. Trust me, if you use it morning and night, you’ll really start to notice a difference after just a few days. Smooth, even and dewy skin awaits!

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    Follow Up With A Collagen-Boosting Serum

    The reason why the sun is such a threat to your skin is because UV rays damage the collagen levels in your skin. For those of you who don’t know, collagen is a protein that makes up 80% of your skin. Think of it as the structure that gives your skin its shape. Without it, skin starts to sag and wrinkle.

    So, if you want to maintain a youthful-looking complexion, you need to keep your collagen levels up. To do this, I’d recommend using Ole Henriksen’s Truth Serum. It will repair sun-damaged skin, making it appear firmer and plumper.

    I love the fresh, citrus scent of this serum. It makes my skin feel hydrated all day long.

    Formulated with collagen, as well as orange and green tea extracts, it helps nourish your skin, restore healthy levels of collagen, and fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Simply apply a pea-sized amount to your skin once a day.

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    Don’t Forget To Moisturise

    After applying your serums, you should always follow up with a moisturiser. Of course, if you’re looking to repair sun-damaged skin, you should make it a moisturiser with added SPF.

    If you’ve loved Palmer’s gradual tanning lotions in this month’s box, then you’re definitely going to love their Moisturising Day Cream with SPF 15.

    Blending cocoa butter with shea butter and Aloe vera, this day cream:

    • Nourishes and moisturises your skin
    • Protects your complexion from the sun, wind, heat and saltwater (perfect for summer, right?!)
    • Soothes irritated skin, calms redness and reduces inflammation (ideal if you have sunburnt skin).

    Basically, this moisturiser is a dose of goodness for your skin! You’ll be happy to know that it also supports collagen production, making it the perfect product to use after the Ole Henriksen serum! Simply apply it to your face and neck to nourish and protect your complexion.

    Unfortunately this product has now been discontinued. Enter the competition to win an exclusive pot!

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  4. Add A Coat Of SPF
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    Add A Coat Of SPF

    If you read my interview with beauty editor Lauren Hughes, you’ll know that using an SPF should always be the last step of your skincare routine, even if you’ve used an SPF moisturiser. I mean, why repair sun-damaged skin if you’re not going to protect it too?

    As far as face sunscreens are concerned, you can’t do better than REN’s newly-launched Clean Screen Mineral SPF. It forms a protective barrier that sits on the surface of your skin, shielding it from both UVA and UVB rays, as well as blue light. Sunburn and long-term damage will be a thing of the past if you use this every day.

    Using an SPF should always be the last step of your skincare routine!

    In fact, there are loads of things to love about this SPF. Not only is it packaged in a recyclable tube, but it is made from recycled one-type plastic too. Great for the environment and even better for your skin!

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  5. Protect Your Body Too!
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    Protect Your Body Too!

    While most of your skin is protected by clothes in the winter, that’s not often the case in the summer. Before you head out into the sun, make sure you cover any exposed skin (think arms, legs, the back of your neck and your decolletage) with sun cream too.

    The most effective sun cream? Ultrasun’s SPF 50 Extreme Sun Lotion. You’ll already have read my rave review in my save or splurge blog this month, but I can’t stress quite how effective it is. You only need to apply it once, and it protects from UVA and UVB rays all day long. If you have sensitive and fair skin, or young kids, then this sun cream really is a must!

    And there you have it Glossies, five products that will help protect and repair sun-damaged skin! Don’t forget to enter the competition for your chance to win them all.

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Beauty Editor