Things are heating up in the Love Island villa, and we don’t just mean between the contestants after the tense recoupling.
Because as the likes of Dr. Alex George, model Eyal Booker, glamour model Megan Barton Hanson, cabin crew Laura Anderson and pen salesman Jack Fincham soak up the sun in Mallorca, Spain, there’s one thing some of the cast mates have seemingly forgotten to pack.
Have you noticed the sun burn creep in?
Recently, 2018 favourites such as Alex have raised concern over their pinking complexion.
Charlie, who partnered with model Hayley Hughes, could also be spotted with the tip of his nose reddening — as his eyebrows simultaneously disappeared.
But as the villa residents could be set for a further six weeks in the abode, the sun damage could take a seriously dangerous turn.
Viewers noticed that Alex’s face seemed a bit shiny in the villa – skin care experts Nivea put this down to his overuse of sun-cream
Which is why experts on SPF and skin damage have waded in to advise on keeping safe in the properly.
On the danger zones everyone misses
Emma Lynham from Escentual.com exclusively spoke to OK! Online about common mistakes.
The beauty expert warned: “When you’re applying sunscreen it’s easy to overlook areas like your hair line, lips and the back of your neck — but they’re constantly exposed to UV rays and in real need of protection.
“I love the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Stick SPF50, which is just spot-on for quickly and easily protecting those niggly areas that you’ve forgotten about, and its small size makes it perfect for your pocket or handbag.”
On finding the right SPF
LloydsPharmacy pharmacist Michael Wong says: “You will need at least SPF 15, or ideally higher, in order to protect yourself against UV-B and at least a three star UV-A protection.
“If you have moles or freckles, make sure you wear a minimum SPF of 30. If you have a history of sun damage or skin cancer you should always wear the highest sun protection factor and seek shade where and whenever possible.”
On when to reapply
Michael added: “Reapply sun cream a minimum of every one to two hours and make sure you always reapply after swimming, exercise, sweating and towelling. Use a golf-ball sized (or six teaspoons) amount of sun cream to cover your entire body.”
On treating sunburn
Charlotte Vohtz, Founder of Green People, told OK! Online: “Try the following natural treatments to ease discomfort and speed up recovery of sunburn
“Run a tepid bath, add a cupful of apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon of almond oil and 15 drops of lavender essential oil and mix well. The cider vinegar eases the sting, almond oil guards against dryness and lavender helps repair sun damage. This mixture also helps red skin turn brown without peeling.
“For small areas of sunburn, apply neat lavender essential oil
“Aloe Vera gel is soothing and cooling when applied to larger areas of sunburn. Add a few drops of peppermint oil to enhance aloe vera’s cooling effect.”
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