The Summer Essentials, those elements to consider before we think about anything else.
Before the bikinis, the caftans and the lace up sandals there are essentials we need to put into play.
This year I am so ready for summer.
The winter seems to have dragged and even the spring hasn’t been the warm haven I am in the mood for. I long for the feeling of sun on my back, the need for sun hats and swimming; I am waiting for that delicious first jump in the water and the overwhelming sense of freedom that comes from miles of endless sea. Ok if you live in Oz or South Africa you might not understand my impatience for summer but impatient I am.
As much as I love the sun and basking in its rays I do worry about the face in particular.
I have had a love/hate relationship with sun care products since forever; I know we need them but I don’t like the smell and feel of many of them. So many products are thick and don’t penetrate the skin and make me feel clogged and super shiny. That is until I found the Chantecaille SPF primer.
I have tested this product in extreme sun conditions, given it to girlfriends to try and we all agree it is without doubt the best sun protection we have used to date. I am one of those women who step outside and can burn to a crisp if I am not careful; this cream has put the fun back in my summer holidays. Sometimes I don’t want to be covered up like a nomad; I want to be without a hat, high necks and long sleeves and really feeling the sunshine.
As a matter of habit I apply it each morning on my face and décolletage before venturing outside. The Chantecaille primer is a fine layer that can be worn alone or with a light foundation. I apply serum and moisturiser before hand, then the sunscreen and top it off with a bb cream. My thought is after a lifetime of Australian sun, as wonderful as it is, I can’t be too careful.