Beauty and the Beach | summer-ready skin care

Are you beach-wise and beach-bag ready? Before hitting the sand this season, take a few steps to prepare your winter-white body for the blazing onslaught that is the Aussie summer.

So, the weather is hotting up and you’re ready to hit the beach, but you are too self-conscious to bare your pearly white skin in public. Don’t fret! Regardless of whether you’re making your first seasonal trip to the beach, or your skin simply never achieves a tan ­(despite the many hours you put into it), we can help you achieve beauty and the beach­ – responsibly! Fake it!

Beauty and the Beach

For subtle, sun-kissed glowing skin, layer one of Fountain’s non-streaking, nourishing tanning lotions over your sunscreen, focusing on areas the sun would normally hit, such as shoulders, décolletage, upper arms and legs. Our Lust: Tinted Body Lotion comes in three shades (light, medium, dark) and is perfect for when you need to look glamorous on the go. For a more permanent solution, try our Hot: Body Tan. Used regularly for 3-4 days, this gradual self-tanning lotion gives skin a healthy glow and gorgeous, even tan. Made from natural ingredients and our enhanced color-delivery system, it also moisturises while tanning. Don’t have 3-4 days? No problem. Passion: Mousse Tan gives you a natural, golden tan in just four hours, thanks to our secret ingredient. This luxurious light-as-air formula uses a tanning accelerator to speed up melanin production, resulting in a longer-lasting tan. But let’s not forget the face. Our self-tanning face cream Tender: Face Tan SPF15provides moderate UV protection and a smooth, even tan. This cream is used daily until the color you desire is achieved, then simply space out applications to maintain your tan. If a facial self-tanning lotion is not for you, you can still balance your body tan with our tinted facial BB cream. Containing SPF15, Know BB SPF15 is a hybrid moisturiser, makeup primer and foundation that provides mild protection from UV.

It’s a cover up!

Heading to the beach, or simply walking around in the sun going about your day to day business, requires sun smarts. Being sun smart is a simple and effective way of reducing the risk of developing skin cancer, as well as unattractive photoaging, like freckles, age spots, facial spider veins, rough leathery skin, wrinkles, saggy skin, a blotchy complexion and actinic keratoses (thick wart-like patches of skin). Levels of UV can be extremely high in Australia during summer, even on overcast days. And because you can’t see or feel UV radiation, you may not be aware of the damage it is doing to your skin. The good news is, you can significantly reduce the harmful effects of UV radiation with good sun protection habits. So before hitting the beach, or going anywhere outdoors before 4pm, don’t forget to use a sunscreen under your tanning lotion or makeup. At Fountain, we have a wide range of moisturising face sunscreens you can use every day. Our hero product is Super Moisture SPF50+. Providing maximum protection, it delivers vital hydration, is fast absorbing, and gives a non-oily finish.