Even though the summer is a time to have fun outdoors, it’s also a time to take care of your skin. My mom and grandma lived during a time where there wasn’t sun protection available, so we are fortunate today to have so many options! From sunscreen to SPF in makeup and lotion, there are many many ways to protect your skin.
My boyfriend happens to be 15 years older than me and I don’t think he looks a day over 30! Want to know why? He does an amazing job at taking care of his skin. He wears a fisherman’s hat when we go on walks and go to the beach (yes, you read that correctly!), and he also wears high SPF sunscreen. He also makes sure that his arms are covered whenever he has prolonged sun exposure.
I’m pretty sure I have more wrinkles than him and that’s because he doesn’t seem to have any! I think we should all strive to have great skin and in order to take care of it, we need to invest in quality skin care protection.
Also, I don’t think my mom would mind me sharing that she has had skin cancer on the outer most layer of her skin and she’s another loved one who has inspired me to spread the word on how important it is to take care of your skin! I used to be more carefree about my skin, but I’m proud to say that I’ve never been to a tanning bed and never plan to. I’m okay with being a white beach girl!
So let’s check out some great ways to protect your skin, shall we?
If you want to go the eco-friendly route, and if you have sensitive skin like me, I would suggest you trying out ECO logical skin care. I’ve never tried this skin care line, but it definitely looks like a great product to try! It is: Make-Up Friendly, Non-Comedogenic, Moisturizing, Non-Greasy, Hypoallergenic and provides UVA & UVB Protection. I’m definitely going to try this out soon!
If you want to protect the kids with a high SPF product there’s several to choose from, such as Coppertone Kids Sunscreen Spray SPF 50, California Baby Sunscreen SPF 30, and Aubrey Organics Natural Sun Sunscreen SPF 30. I always struggle with finding a SPF sunscreen that is hypo-allergenic and that won’t break my skin out, so it’s great that I have so many to choose from!
As well as SPF sunscreen, there are other ways to protect your skin, such as using protective lip balm, tinted makeup, and even a quick fix concealer.
Another product I’d like to try is the Demablend Quick-Fix Concealer with SPF Sunscreen, which is perfect if you are out at the beach and need a quick fix up. Carry this quick-fix concealer in your purse and use it on-the-go. I also love how they describe the product: “A full coverage concealer for moderate to major localized skin flaws. Dark under eye circles, bruises, blemishes, age spots, scars and freckles. An improved lightweight formula with high purity pigments, Quick-Fix offers improved skin tone shades and texture with long lasting wear.” Sounds perfect to me!
Lip balm is also important because believe it or not, your lips can get burned. If you still want to wear your hot pink lipstick that’s fine, but applying some lip protection either underneath your lipstick or above it is a good idea. There’s Banana Boat Aloe Vera Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 45 which is a great lip protector for your puckers!
I always make sure I have SPF on my face too. I wear Bare Minerals which already has SPF 15, but on the areas of my skin that I feel are starting to show signs of aging, I wear SPF 25 or more (I use a concealer stick with SPF).
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All in One Tinted Moisturizer looks like it would be a great product to have and use for everyday face skin care. It works as both a foundation and moisturizer and it protects your skin!
So next time you are out in the sun think of this post and remember how important it is to take care of your skin. Have a great summer and remember to be skin care and sun savvy!
What products do you use to protect your skin?