I know what you're thinking. It's a little early to be talking about protecting your skin against the sun, right? Wrong. We should always be thinking about this as it's such an important topic which is why I jumped at the chance to work on this post with Nivea*.
Introducing Nivea's 'Take Care Out There'...
I try and highlight the importance of sun protection as much as I can. I'm super pale and after years of thinking I don't need a high factor or sometimes any sun cream, I've realised what's going wrong and am forever trying to look after my skin as much as I can.
Nivea Sun are working with the American artist, Thomas Leveritt, to raise awareness for the importance of protecting your skin from the sun and have produced a ground-breaking film that uses a UB camera to demonstrate the effectiveness of suncream. As you can see from the video above, it really does make a difference and this film put it all into perspective that bit more. Perhaps sometimes we need something to get going again and I think this really has done that for me.
I remember trying out a similar machine at a blogging event to see the type of skin that I had. You can see it all, all of those dry patches, the sun damage, everything. It's a little scary but it makes you realise what you're doing wrong and what you need to do to help it and that's where a little bit of beauty loving comes in and in this case Nivea Sun Cream is your best friend.
I've actually been using their sun creams for as long as I can remember. We always had a bottle or two... or three, when we went on family holidays and I always remember it being there now I think about it. At first, you almost forget about it as it's just an assumption it'll be there. It's trustworthy and I can assure you I would not still be using it today for holidays if I didn't think so. We all know about my beauty obsession so I can only imagine all of the different ones I've tried.
So whether you're protecting yourself from the rays here in England, whether you're living somewhere a little hotter or perhaps you're jetting off somewhere exciting. Don't forget to pack yourself some sun protection. It's so important and the damage goes far beyond the initial sunburn. You don't want to be regretting it later in life.
I hope this made you think a little like it made me. Stay protected all year round, trust me.
*Sponsored by Nivea but all views are my own