Looking After Your Skin Outdoors

Wear SPF protection all year round - even on a cloudy day!

It seems counterintuitive, wearing sunscreen on a cloudy day but 80% of the sun’s rays can pass through clouds. Applying sunscreen should become part of your everyday routine all year round, if the thought of applying a greasy sun lotion puts you off, don’t fret - there are many formulas out there which are lightweight and provide SPF protection. Plus if you’re a ski bunny, did you know snow can reflect up to 80 perfect of ultraviolet (UV) rays, the higher the altitude, the greater the UV exposure, so don’t forget to pack some sun protection for your next ski trip!

Why SPF?

If lowering the risk against skin cancer isn’t enough, SPF protection is also an effective anti-ager, especially when it comes to preventing premature wrinkles, dark spots and discolouration - helping you maintain a more even skin tone.

The team at Dust & Pine have listed some of our favourite products below, some of which also provide an SPF and a perfect make-up base.

It is recommended everyone should apply a sunscreen to their exposed areas which has at least an SPF of 30. Naturally, those who tend to burn quickly or have fair complexions should opt for a high factor cream.


Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

If you’re looking for a natural, make-up free look, this tinted moisturiser is quite literally the one! The oil-free formula gives just enough coverage, covering any imperfections whilst hydrating, leaving your skin smooth to the touch - perfect for a long day in the mountains.

Priced at £25 per bottle, you only need a small amount to provide a natural finish to your skin.


Albus & Flora’s Multi-Active Tinted Lip Balm  SPF 30

Now we’ve tried both Albus and Flora's tinted lip sheer flora and the naked flora balm, and to be honest we love both! Not only is their packaging beautiful, the product, more importantly, does what it says on the tin. We use this product daily and it is a staple in our makeup bags, it also fits perfectly in our ski jackets when we venture up to the mountains.

The balm is so nourishing, packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and omegas, and also provides UVA, UVB and SPF 30 protection. Not only does it act as a defence against sun damage and skin ageing, it also stimulates natural cell renewal, leaving your lips smooth and soft.


Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

Great for those who suffer from dry skin, this is my go-to lotion I apply each night after a long day exposed to the sun. Formulated with a naturally active colloidal oatmeal, this lotion absorbs so fast into the skin.

After hours

After a long walk or a day outdoors, if your skin is feeling a bit battered we love to unwind and relax whilst wearing the Gallinée face mask & scrub, reading 'Everything I Know About Love' by Dolly Alderton. Full of ultra-gentle fibres and sugars that feed your skin’s good bacteria, the face mask and scrub helps support the skin’s barrier against bad bacteria.

We use the scrub twice a week, each time our face is left looking brighter and feeling so smooth. What's more, we love using this product as it feels quite natural and organic, and we know it isn’t packed with nasty ingredients that could be harmful to our skin.

We'd love to hear what products you swear by, just drop us a comment below. 

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