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Date: 23/09/2013

Sun Tan Lotions for Summer

If you're heading off to the sun this autumn, you need to make sure you've packed enough sun tan lotion for yourself and the family. It's recommended that you use a minimum of SPF 15 to provide protection against the sun's rays and for children; you should always use a much higher factor. Here are 5 of the best sun tan lotions to protect your skin.

1. Garnier Ambre Solaire Clear Protect Body Protection Spray SPF 30

This clear, lightweight spray is non-sticky and provides your skin with advanced UVA and UVB protection, whilst being water-resistant and suitable for fair skin. This is a great choice for anyone looking for a spray rather than a greasy lotion and it will help you to stay fresh! Don't forget that as well as protecting your skin from the sun on holiday, you should ensure you have travel insurance in place to protect the whole family in case you're ill, have an accident or lose your luggage!

2. Boots Essentials Kids Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50

The Boots Essentials range lets you protect your kids from the sun at a great, low price. This sun creams offers 5 star UVA protection, is hypoallergenic and has Vitamin E to prevent sun damage - and it smells pretty good too!

3. Clarins Sun Care Cream High Protection for Sun-Sensitive Skin UVB 30

If you've ever suffered from heat rash or irritation in the sun, you'll know just how hard it can be having sun-sensitive skin and that's where this great range of sun lotions from Clarins can help. Water resistant and offering high protection, it contains plant extracts to soften your skin in a non-greasy formula that has been specially formulated for fair and sun-sensitive skin which reacts badly in hot climates.

4. Hawaiian Tropic Sensitive Face Sun Lotion SPF 30

Applying regular sun tan lotion to your face can cause greasy skin, breakouts and other nasties, so use this lotion by Hawaiian Tropic that's specifically designed for delicate facial skin. It's sheer, lightweight and oil-free, so it won't clog your pores and can be worn as a base for makeup whilst providing you with SPF 30. It even comes in a handy size which is great for popping in your handbag!

5. Soltan Moisturising Suncare Spray SPF30

Boots Soltan range offers great value for money and for those who don't like the greasy, sticky feel of creams, their sun protection spray is perfect. A pocket sized bottle and water resistant formula offers a five star rating against UVA skin damage and its non-pore blocking formula means it can be used on the face - although don't spray it directly on!