With summer in full swing, you’re probably busy running around, jumping from graduation parties to family picnics and even the beach (let’s be honest, especially the beach). In all actuality, your list of to-do’s is most likely much longer than this, but nevertheless includes plenty of outdoor activity. Sometimes one of the most difficult things to remember in the midst of all the summer fun is the importance of applying sun screen… not just once, but throughout the entire day. We have some tips that will help you and even act as double summer sun protection.
Moisturizer Containing SPF
One of the best things to help protect your skin, especially from skin cancer, is sunscreen. We get it, most sun blocks don’t smell very appealing. But there’s an alternative that we want to recommend. Every day before you leave your house, you moisturize, right? So why not use a moisturizer that contains SPF? Not only will it “kill two birds with one stone,” but it will also have a more pleasant fragrance. For instance, Tropical Vanilla Day Cream is a tropical daily moisturizer and UV blocker (SPF 32) and is also infused with zinc. Plus, it contains shea butter, which helps to hydrate the skin… perfect for sun exposure! This product is made by Eminence Organics, so rest assured that it is 100% organic and paraben-free.
SPF in Powder Form
Yes, there is such a thing. If you are tired of the oily feeling that you get after applying sunscreen or experience breakouts from clogged pores, we highly recommend using Honey Apple Organic Sun Defense. It comes in an easy-to carry-tube that is travel-size friendly. It is hypo-allergenic and great for all skin types, especially those who have sensitive skin. The honey within the product also helps to protect against UVC rays, which are linked to causing cancer. It may be a lightweight powder, but it does last all day and doesn’t require a second application, even if you’re in the water!
You might even be protecting your skin without realizing. We want to go over the basics of layering your skin care products to help protect from sun damage and prevent signs of aging. Apply a serum that is rich in Vitamin C, like Eminence Organics Green Tea & Guava Fortifying Serum. Simply apply the serum as your normally would. Then choose a moisturizing containing SPF. Whether it be the aforementioned Tropical Vanilla Day Cream or Bright Skin Moisturizer, be sure to choose one with SPF. Simply, rub a small amount of the cream to the desired area. Applying the serum and moisturizer separately helps the SPF moisturizer to work properly and not be masked by the serum.
Try It Out for Yourself
Now that you have learned a couple new tricks to help moisturize and protect your skin from harmful UV rays, we want you to put it to the test and see what method you prefer. All of these methods are lightweight, helping you to avoid clogged pores, and are a great alternative to the same ol’ sunblock. Let us know down below what method you like the best and why. We’d love to hear what works for you.