Beautiful sandy beaches, diving through ocean waves, swinging from a rope into a lake, enjoying the company of friends, and the summer sun are all components of these three long awaited months. However, sometimes we overlook the summer weather’s ulterior motives, which can be dangerously damaging to our skin. To keep you enjoying the summer months, we have compiled a list of our favorite top 10 products to keep you safe under the steamy summer sun.
One of the first things on our summer check list – get rid of that pasty winter paleness! Lying out in the sun builds a lustrous summer glow, but it can be extremely damaging to your skin. Sunscreen is an absolute must! Sun exposure, especially without sunscreen increases the chances of skin cancer, wrinkles, and sunburn. Bracing your body for multiple sun exposures decreases many of these risks, but are you effectively protecting each area? For example, your lips are exceedingly vulnerable to sun damage because of their reduced amount of melanin – skin pigment. Therefore, a lip balm containing protection from UVA/UVB rays is necessary. Apply Anthelios Lip Stick SPF 50+ for approximately $20, which is water resistant and soothing.
A common myth – obtaining a radiant tan is impossible with the use of sunscreen. This erroneous belief can cause unbelievable sun damage. This is why we love Banana Boat’s Protective Dry Oil UltraMist with SPF 25. Infused with coconut and grape seed oil, it provides UVA and UVB coverage while attracting those rays!