It may only be April, but we’re already hearing whispers and warnings from the weatherman to start thinking about sun protection.

Those of us blessed (and cursed?) with paler skin need to be particularly careful – it’s easy to assume that the sun won’t catch us in the spring, but you’ll think again once you look in the mirror and see that you’re the one that’s caught the sun!

Spring is the ideal opportunity to discover the right sun protection products for you. With summer in sight, now is the time to do the research and stock up. Plus, with the weather being so unpredictable there’s every chance of being struck by an early heat wave (here’s hoping…)

Dr Marko Lens, founder of innovative skin care brand Zelens, knows the dangers of sun damage and the importance of sun protection. With years of experience in the field of skin cancer research and skin aging, he has a wealth of knowledge about how to best protect your skin in the hot weather. For example, did you know that sunscreen should be applied every 2 hours? How about the fact that you need to apply sun screen to your lips, ears and scalp as well as your face? Did you also know that you should use sun cream that protects against UVB rays as well as UVA rays? Don’t forget, you need to apply sun protection when it’s cloudy too!


Unfortunately the sun takes no prisoners, so no matter whether you have pale or dark skin, sun protection is essential as the days start to get warmer. Zelens boasts a brilliant Daily Defense Sunscreen SPF 30 which will equip you with the defensive cover that you need to keep your skin safe against the dangers of UVA and UVB rays. Plus, it’s enriched with Vitamin C to prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping to delay premature aging even further. Scrimping on sun cream is a sure fire way to ensure that your skin ages before its time, and the right amount of sun cream (1/4 of a teaspoon for the face) teamed with quality ingredients makes for a winning protective combination.

Here at Mankind you can find a range of great products that will help to protect you against sun damage. Check out Decléor Aroma Sun Expert Protective Hydrating Milk SPF30, for protection against UVA & UVB rays, reduced signs of aging and skin barrier protection. You could also try out Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 which resists water on top of its protective benefits. If you’re still not convinced by the weather and you’re continuing to wrap up warm, you can protect your face in particular during your weekly round of golf, your daily walk to university or your afternoon chill in the garden. Try out BAKEL Suncare High Protection Face and Eye Area SPF30, containing a quality blend of natural ingredients to keep your skin healthy as well as protected.

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Even if you do end up a bit pink after a session in the sun, then don’t worry – you’ll also find a great range of aftersun to sooth your burns. Try out NUXE Sun Refreshing After-Sun Lotion or Garnier Ambre Solaire Aftersun Skin Soother to hydrate and sooth red raw skin… and don’t let it happen again!

Keep your skin safe this spring & summer with expert sun protection from Let us know how you stay safe in the sun in the comments below or on Instagram & Twitter using @mankindcouk. Save at Mankind with free delivery worldwide. 



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