How can I protect my face from this intense sunshine?
Q. I am worried as to how to protect my face, neck and bosom in this fierce heat. On workdays, I usually wear foundation and a bit of concealer and don't want to be forever adding more sun preps - so I need something that lasts. Also, any tips on stopping my foundation slipping off in the heat? A. For weekdays, we suggest a layered approach with a long-lasting sun prep over your moisturiser or serum, plus mineral make-up. Mineral makeup is naturally protective, as it's based on the minerals titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which provide a physical barrier against UV – but only where you put it of course... (That's why sunscreen is also important.)
Ultrasun SPF 30 Face gives you a high protection against both UVA and UVB, which will last up to eight hours. It is actually a good moisturiser in its own right, so you may find you can use it on its own.
Don't – by the way – be put off by the idea of fluffing and buffing on mineral powder: it is much easier than it sounds. And, actually, there are now pressed powder mineral bases, which are great for touch-ups on the go. Award-winning bareMinerals READY SPF20 Foundation, is available in 10 shades, including ones for darker complexions.
And wear a hat, wherever feasible...!