Summer season is in full swing, and we know you are out there enjoying these long, warm days. While you are out soaking up the sun, be sure you are protecting your skin while doing it. We want the Vitamin D minus the sunburn, wrinkles, and extra moles and age spots. Here are some awesome products that will keep you looking fabulous, and protect your skin from sun damage at the same time.
6 Summer Beauty Products That Protect You From The Sun
What you wear is your first line of defense against harmful UV rays. Just covering your skin is a great protector. My friend developed melanoma (luckily they caught it early), so she was a huge proponent of shielding yourself for the sun. I mean this literally. When we were in the car and she wasn’t wearing long sleeves, she would wrap the car’s windshield sunblock around herself for the duration of the ride. She never took sun protection lightly again.
The good news is you don’t need to wear your windshield shade. Simply wearing a light long sleeved shirt in the sun is great. For even more protection, several athletic brands like Athleta now offer clothing that has SPF (actually in clothes, it’s called UPF for ultraviolet protection factor) in it. Look for pullovers, tanks, and athletic pants that have a UPF 50+ rating.
While you’re drinking your ice cold bottles of water to stay hydrated this summer, keep in mind that your skin is thirsty too. Lots of sun exposure is really drying to your skin. Don’t forget the lotion! Find lotions from brands like Cetaphil that offer multiple benefits: hydration, SPF, and free of pore-clogging ingredients. If a tan is something you’re after, there are several brands like that offer lotion with a tint to give you a little glow.
This one pretty much goes without saying. We all slather our kids in it before heading out for a swim or beach day. What we put on our kids is not necessarily what we want on our faces. Some can be really heavy and greasy; not what we want clogging our pores. There are quite a few options when it comes to sunscreen for your face. Like this powder sunscreen from ColoreScience. I love powders for my face. They feel so light and absorb really well.
4. Lip Products
Keep your lips moisturized and protected as well by finding a lipstick or chapstick that offers SPF. You most likely use something on your lips already, but if it doesn’t provide UVA/UVB protection, you may want to swap it for one that does. There are several brands to look into that offer various colors of lipstick, so you are bound to find one you like. If you aren’t a lipstick fan, look into a chapstick that offers the same protection without the color.
Also Read: 6 Skin Care Tips You Must Know
5. Hair, Scalp and Neck Products
If you’re like me, you may forget that your scalp and neck are susceptible to sun damage – not to mention how bad UV rays are for your hair. Hats are great, but not every day can be a hat day. There are products out there that can help with both. Coola offers a hair mist that contains SPF 30. You spray it right onto your scalp and on wet or dry hair. Instant protection, and you’re covered for up to 80 minutes if you plan on swimming.
Don’t forget those peepers! And not just in the summer. Your eyes need protection all year long, so make a habit of wearing sunglasses daily. Finding a pair that offers UV protection is a must. Too much exposure to damaging rays can lead to eye issues like cataracts, growths, and even cancer. Most sunglasses offer UV protection, and there are endless styles and colors available that’ll match your taste. We only get one set of eyes, and we depend on them quite a bit, so we need to do our best take care of them! Your future self with thank you. Ray-Ban sunglasses are a popular choice among celebrities and normal people alike.
Now that we have you covered (with helpful ideas and from the sun), you can go out there and enjoy the rest of your summer knowing your skin and eyes are protected!