Protecting your skin during the summer months is extremely important for everyone. As I have such pale skin I tend to burn extremely easy so using an SPF is pretty much essential for me. The one place I sometimes forget to apply SPF to is my face and I have been trying to make a real effort to make sure my skin is protected on a daily basis. La Roche Posay actually created a video on the importance of protecting your skin and checking others, link here.
I have been using the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL* Fluid everyday since it arrived and I haven't looked back. This sunscreen has an SPF 50+ and UVB and UVA protection. This specific one is aimed towards sensitive and sun intolerant skin which is what my skin is. It is claims to be very water resistant and is non perfumed and paraben free.
During the summer I don't like to have too many layers of makeup on the skin and I was worried that this might make my skin sticky like some SPFs to. However it didn't in the slightest and pretty much as soon as I apply it to my face it sinks in leaving my skin lightweight and protected from the sun. I have applied this alone with no other makeup worn for the day and before I apply foundation. Both times it was as if I hadn't applied anything which I love. My makeup applied exactly the same as it did before if anything it looked better.
The packaging makes it very easy to apply. You have to shake before use and the applicator makes it easy to apply to the face. I pour a small amount onto the back of my hand and apply it like moisturiser to my face making sure I haven't missed any spots. I spent a couple of full days in the sun and I was worried about getting burnt but I didn't have any issues. My face was completely protected and didn't get burnt - hooray!
It is very important to protect your skin and I must admit I sometimes used to skip it because it would make my skin feel greasy and oily but as this product didn't do that to my skin, I have no excuses. I will be applying this daily now as part of my skincare routine to make sure my skin is protected. You can actually get sun burnt within 10 minutes so even if you are only out for a few minutes you can still get burnt.
The La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Fluid retails for £16.50 and is available here.