If you are going away on holiday or just enjoying some good weather at home one thing remains the same, you need to protect your skin.

A number of great skin care options are available and the days of putting on thick, tacky cream and looking like Casper the friendly ghost are behind us. We thought we would take a look at some of the best options on the market today.

It is also worth noting that sun cream does have a shelf life so if you have been using the same oversized value bottle of sun tan cream it is time to get it in the bin and get something that will actually be of benefit to you.

Remember, you can still enjoy a tan without cooking yourself alive, damaging your skin and exposing yourself to harmful rays, be sensible.

Here’s or list of 5 of our top choices, it is worth noting that there are a load of other great options out there though.

Decleor Aroma Sun Expert Protective Hydrating Milk SPF 30: £26 for 150ml

This one might not be ideal if you plan to be in and out of the water but it does smell amazing! The ingredients that help it smell so good are vanilla, jasmine, melon extracts and rose and they can also help to boost the skin’s natural protection against UVA rays.

Marks & Spencer Sun Smart Ultra Defence SPF 50+: £12 for 200ml

Not everyone wants to spend a great deal on their sun lotion and that is understandable, that is why this comes in as a great value option that will offer you and your family the protection you need. As well as being a high factor, it is also quite waterproof so it is great for families that will be enjoying a more active break.

Garnier Ambre Solaire Ideal Bronze Tan Enhancing Protection Spray SPF 30

Spray lotions are a very popular option for holiday goers and the Garnier Ambre Solaire Ideal Bronze Tan Enhancing Protection Spray is a good option that encourages the body’s natural tanning. It is also water resistant so you won’t have to reapply this as much as others if you do fancy a dip in the sea or pool.

Lancaster Sun Sport Cooling Invisible Mist SPF 30, 220ml: £22.50

As you might imagine, the technology and information regarding skin care in the sun is always improving. One if the best skin care products that makes the most of this new information is the Lancaster Sun Sport Cooling Invisible Mist. As well as being light, fresh and easy to apply it also offers protection against a higher percentage of damaging visible and infra-red light.

Darphin Soleil Plaisir SPF 30, 125ml: £29

Staying moisturised when in the sun can be very difficult but Darphin Soleil Plaisir offers a wonderful option for people. As well as conting Karanja Oil and Algae, which help your skin to battle the ageing signs so often associated with sun damage, it also contains Hyaluronic Acid which is basically a super hydrator that can contain 1000 times its weight in water.

That was 5 of our favourite options for 2017 but if you do happen to be on the lookout for either skin care products like sun cream or even beauty products we can give you this handy tip.

Priceline, who offer a great range of beauty products as a great skin care section have teamed up with Groupon to offer a great Priceline promo code that could help to save you money when you are buying your skin care products.