Summer’s nearly here and for most of us, that means sun soaked days by the pool and hanging out at the beach.  We seriously can’t wait!

The only downside to sunny weather though is trying to avoid that dreaded sunburn.  Not to mention all the other stuff that can come along with sun damage like wrinkles, dry and scaly skin or in the worst circumstances, skin cancer. The problem for so many however, is that no matter how hard they try to always apply sunscreen, they seem to still get sunburnt.  I can remember plenty of times where I’ve slathered on sunscreen constantly throughout the day, only to leave the beach like a beetroot hours later.

Even when I don't get sunburnt, dry, dehydrated skin is always a major issue for me when I spend too much time in the sun.   Too often, my skin ends up feeling rough, scaly, dry and so far from soft, glowing and gently sunkissed. What I've subsequently discovered that while some sunscreens can effectively block out UV rays, they don’t actually stop your skin from drying out.  And the problem with that is that unfortunately, dry skin makes you even more susceptible to sun damage. Yep, believe it or not, moisture loss due to sun exposure could be the reason you keep ending up with dry, damaged skin even when you’ve applied sunscreen. That’s why across the SWIISH team we all now make sure to use sunscreen that has that an added moisture component.

We personally love NIVEA SUN Protect & Moisture Sunscreen Lotion because not only does it protect against harmful UV rays, but it also rehydrates your skin and keeps it hydrated for up to 24 hours.  Plus, it’s water-resistant for 4 hours, which given how much time we all spend at the beach or the pool with our families and friends, is so important. We also know that we can trust that it's NIVEA's usual super high quality. The SPF protection is thoroughly tested to meet Australian standards, as well as dermatologically tested to make sure it works well on skin.  

Aside from all the skin-saving benefits, we love NIVEA SUN Protect & Moisture Sunscreen Lotion because it’s fast absorbing, non-greasy and feels so great on your skin.  None of that oily, sticky stuff!  To us, this is so important because it makes you actually want to put on sunscreen.   It’s also great to use on your kids at the beach because it means they don’t end up sticky and covered in sand. (They’re also a whole lot easier to catch when they’re not so slippery. Ha ha!)

If you want to look after your skin, and protect it from becoming dry and damaged, we seriously recommend making the switch to NIVEA SUN Protect & Moisturise Sunscreen Lotion. For more info, head to the NIVEA website or Facebook page today. And be sure to check out my special video below to find out more about how I'll be protecting my family in the sun.  

Always read the label, use only as directed.

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