Summer is here guys! It’s time to get excited, open the garage and pull out the sun loungers.
Grab yourself a drink and pour in the Long Island Iced Tea. You know summer has arrived when you can finally sit outside for a BBQ in the sun. However, please look after your skin!
DID YOU KNOW: 61% of young people aged 13-24 have avoided sun scream in order to get a better tan!1
This summer I have teamed up with sun protection brand Ladival as an ambassador for their summer skin campaign #LoveSPF. As a little background; Ladival is the Official Sun Protection of British Tennis and supports safer play in the sun. As I am off on an array of trips in the coming months I was asked to use their products during the summer as I open up my skin to the power of the sun.
Your skin is precious and it deserves protection against as many of the sun’s damaging rays. Shockingly 37% of the sun’s rays are damaging to the skin so it’s so important to look after your skin whilst out and about in the sunshine, whether you are playing sport, on the beach or even sat outside enjoying lunch. Current sun screens that you know and buy only protect against UV-A and UV-B; that means they only protect your skin against 7% of those rays. By protecting against Infrared-A as well, Ladival offers protection against four times more of the sun’s damaging rays. Ladival protects against harmful Infrared-A, as well as both UV-A and UV-B, so you can enjoy the sun as safely as possible.
And it isn’t just burning and skin cancer you should worry about, effects from the sun without sun cream can include premature ageing, decreased skin elasticity, increased wrinkling and most importantly, damage to skin DNA can also impact your long term health.
Of course, it was a great fit and anything that supports the concept of sun protection and looking after your skin, I am in! Over the coming months I will be working with Ladival to show you the best products they have on offer throughout their ranges, launch a competition with them for you to win your own hamper full of summer goodies and even raise a lil’ bit of money for charity in the process with their social campaign #LoveSPF.
Keep your eyes peeled and let me know if you want any advice about skincare during the summer or sun protection.
Ladival has a wide range available to suit everyone, including lotions and sprays at SPF’s 15, 30, 50 and 50+, as well as a kids range.
*This is a collaborative blog post with Ladival, of who I am an ambassador for during summer 2016.