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What is the right sunscreen for me?

If you're about to start packing for your summer holidays and aren't sure what sunscreen to bring, read on for Clarins’ tips on choosing the best sun protection for you.

1. Choose the right sun protection for your skin tone

When it comes to the sun, some skin types are more sensitive than others, and different SPFs apply. Skin types are categorised based on their sensitivity to the sun, which defines their phototype. The lighter the phototype, the more sensitive skin will be to the sun. If you have very white or pale skin, always reach for Very High Protection SPF 50+ products and avoid spending too long in the sun. If you have light skin that tans, or olive skin, High Protection SPF 30 should be sufficient. Clarins has developed a range of High and Very High Protection sun protection products to offer you the very best protection, whatever your phototype. In each product, the protective filters are combined with extracts of plants chosen for their ability to protect skin from the signs of UV-related ageing.

2. Choose your texture.

Clarins covers all bases and has developed a range of ultra-appealing textures to make applying your sunscreen enjoyable. Whether you're looking for protection for the face or body, you'll find something to suit you. If you don't like greasy textures on your face, try the Dry Touch Sun Care Cream SPF 30 or the SPF50+ version. Its fine formula is fast-absorbing with a matte finish. The Invisible Sun Care Stick SPF50 has a non-greasy finish too, and can be applied to wet skin. For a sun-kissed glow at the beach or in the city, the Mineral Sun Care Compact SPF 30 is your new best friend. Its light, fine texture and universal beige shade make it perfect for bringing radiance and evenness to your complexion. Finally, the Sun Care Body Cream UVA/UVB 30 is particularly well-suited to protecting fragile areas such as the eye contour area, ears, lips, nose, back of the neck and shoulders.

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