It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy – but not if your skin isn’t protected! During these warm summer months, you need to be extra wary of the sun’s strong rays. If you don’t keep your skin protected, you’re more likely to get wrinkles, sunspots, and even skin cancer. Protecting your skin is one of the most important and easy things you can do to keep yourself healthy and looking beautiful. This is Faviana’s Guide to Summer Skin Protection!
Two Birds, One Stone
An easy way to ensure you are always protected from those strong UV rays is to get a foundation or a tinted moisturizer with SPF already in it. Some of our favorites for cheap are…
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation, SPF 20
Almay Age Essentials Foundation Makeup, SPF 15
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream, SPF 20
Note: It’s recommended that you use more than just this amount of SPF, especially at the beach!
Your lips need protection from the sun too! If you needed an excused to try out a new lip color, here it is. Go for a lip balm that stays on your lips for a long time with an SPF of at least 15.
Balms we use to keep our lips kissable are…
Supergoop! AcaiFusion Lip Balm, SPF 30
Nivea A Kiss of Protection, SPF 30
Laura Mercier Lip Balm, SPF 15
Apply, Apply, Apply
Or should I say re-apply? It’s so important to not only wear sunscreen but to re-apply throughout the day, especially if you’re at the beach. It rinses off when you go in the water and you sweat it off in the heat, which puts you at risk for harming your skin or getting sunburnt. Don’t forget to put it on every day – not just when you’re at the beach!
Stay protected with…
Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion SPF, SPF 50
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30-100+
Banana Boat Ultra Defense Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 30
Safe and Stylish
A fun and cute way to protect yourself from the sun is a hat! Whatever look you are going for that day, there’s a hat to match it. Maybe go for an edgy leather baseball cap or a wide brimmed straw hat for more protection. There are so many styles to choose from and they will be a great addition to any outfit or beach gear.
Staying hydrated is an important part of keeping your skin happy and healthy. Your skin and taste buds will thank you when you indulge in water rich fruits such as watermelon and berries. Your body will feel better when you drink more water too!
We hope you and your skin continue to stay healthy during these hot summer months! Sunburns? No, thank you! Wrinkles? Yeah, right! Follow these tips and you will stay happy and healthy all summer long. If you want to get a tan without putting your skin at risk, be sure to check out 10 Easy Steps to Look Like a Greek Goddess at Prom for tips on self tanning!