Beauty: How to Protect Your Skin This Summer

“Michelle, did you put on sunscreen this morning?”

This is how most of my mornings started growing up.

Truthfully the answer was usually “no”.
What did I care about sunscreen? I had bad acne and the last thing I needed was to add anything to my face that could make it worse; the sun was actually the only thing that dried up my acne so I looked for every reason to bask in it.

Today things are much different and even though I am a sun worshipper, I wear sunscreen 365 days of the year. Since summer is in full swing and ruthless, I wanted to share a few ways you can protect your skin this summer.

How to Protect Your Skin This Summer

Beauty: Protect Your Skin This Summer w/ Sunscreen

SUNSCREEN

Lather sunscreen on any parts of your body that will be exposed to the sun.
Any exposure, even if just for two minutes is enough to affect your skin. Sunscreen will ensure that you’re better protected from the strong UV rays.

A few of my faves are:

• The Perfect Sunscreen by Consonant 

The perfect sunscreen from Consonant has been my go to this summer. I don’t like wearing a lot of makeup and with this tinted sunscreen, I don’t have to. Plus, it leaves your skin glowing!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Lotion 

I use this on my body mostly and although it’s not all natural, it works well with my skin. It’s thick but it’s not grainy and it leaves the skin smooth and protected.

Sunbum Face Lotion SPF 50

HATS

Even if you have sunscreen on, another way to ensure that your face is protected is with a hat. I love tossing my hair in a bun and throwing on a baseball cap; it’s especially great for the days when you can’t be bothered to style your hair.

A few of my faves are: 

 TNA Turia hat

Adidas Saturday hat

Lulu Lemon baller hat 

SPRAY TAN

This is another fave.
I want to be tanned all year round  (who doesn’t) without having to resort to tanning beds or staying in the sun for three months. Spray tans are an amazing way of getting a sun kissed look without exposing your skin to the sun. There are some amazing all-natural spray tan companies but if you’re looking for the best, you want to use Vita Liberata.
Girl on the Gloww is a mobile spray company that comes to you in the comfort of your own home and uses Vita Liberata ‘s all natural, certified organic and cruelty free spray. In less than 10 minutes you look like you went to the islands for a week.
W I N N I N G !

Like I said, I am a sun worshipper but I also know the damage that the sun can do.
For the summer days that I spend by the pool, I lather on the sunscreen every 20-30 minutes & the rest of the year, Girl on the Gloww keeps me glowing!

How do you protect your skin in the summer?
Leave me a comment and let me know.

 

KM

 

 

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