As most of you know I am passionate about using SPF and I am on a personal mission to make sure that everyone uses some form of sun protection on a daily basis, even in the Winter as the sun’s rays can still cause damage to the skin.
I am excited to share with you some fantastic news that I am now a Sports Ambassador for the Ladival #LoveSPF campaign. This year Ladival are proud to be the official sun protectors of LTA British Tennis and are aiming to support and encourage safer play in the sun.
Worryingly, nearly 2/3 (61%) of young people aged 13-24 have avoided using any form of sun protection in order to get a better tan, that it’s more on trend to have a dark golden tan, rather than worry about what the sun is doing to their skin. It’s important to understand and educate from an early age that sun damage that is happening now, could lead to skin developing cancer in later life. There may be warning signs of sunburn and peeling skin now but that’s nothing compared to the damage that could be developing under the skin.
I remember when I was a young child that my mam would always make sure we were protected and never let me take my t shirt off in the sun to be extra careful. This message has stuck with me in later life and I wear a SPF everyday of my life as it’s not just the UVB rays that cause the skin to burn its the deeper reaching UVA and infrared rays which break down the collagen and elastin in the skin to cause skin ageing and long term damage.
The message behind the Ladival #LoveSPF campaign is to encourage people to play safely in the sun this Summer and want to encourage people to share their sports selfies online and tag a friend to carry on the “rally” to build awareness of wearing SPF when playing sport in the sun. For every sports selfie generated, Ladival will donate £1 to the Shunburn campaign for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
So I would like to encourage all of you to get involved by snapping, posting and tagging on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram including the hashtag #LoveSPF and let’s raise lots of money for a very important cause.
Ladival have a wide range to suit a wide variety or needs including lotions and sprays in SPF’s 15, 30 and 50, as well as a kids range, so their is no excuse to not apply sun protection. All products are free from perfume, colourants, preservatives and emulsifiers so they are suitable for even the most sensitive of skins including eczema.
Also to encourage all of you to take part in this campaign Ladival have generously provided a giveaway which one of you lucky readers can win by taking part. I will also be sharing this across my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook social media channels.
Now here’s your chance to win a Ladival Prize Bundle (worth £100). Click HERE to enter.
- bkr 250ml water bottle
- Adidas Graphic Tote Bag
- Nike 2.0 Lightweight Armband
- A summer supply of Ladival Sun Protection SFP15, 30 & 50 Lotion & Spray
Closing Date 6th August 2016
Do you currently use sun protection on a daily basis?
Will you be taking part in any sporting events this Summer?
Please comment below and let me know