Practice Safe Sun
With summer in full swing, and people soaking up every ray of summer sun, I thought this would be a good time to remind you of the importance of practicing safe sun. This little reminder was prompted by my recent trip to a friend’s cottage and the sunburn that I’m still paying for today.
I’m a huge advocate of sunscreen with an SPF of 50+. I don’t like to burn or look tanned and I’m quite comfortable in my fair skin. So this weekend, I religiously applied the 50+ SPF and made sure that I took breaks out of the sun. I thought I had managed to avoid any sun, but it turns out I managed to miss applying anything across the bustline of my bikini top and my chest was entirely red the next day. Burned boobs are no fun.
Although I was somewhat lax in my application of sunscreen this weekend, it did remind me that I have a list items that I routinely use to help combat the sun. Here is my list of ‘safe sun musts’:
Sunscreen spray. Not everyone likes to rub lotion all over her body (I count myself in this group). Sunscreen spray allows you to get more body parts covered without having to get lotion all over your hands and it’s also perfect for spraying your head. I’m a fan of the sports spray that are both sweatproof and waterproof. Don’t forget your chest!
Hats. I must say that I’m not a fan of hats. They flatten my hair and make my head hot. Baseball caps are out of the question. So knowing that a hat in the sun was a must I compromised and I invested in a big floppy, wide brimmed number that fits comfortably on my head (J.Lo style). The flexible brim lets me put my head back while lounging and have the hat stay on my head while providing a cool lid for my head.
Stylish and functional cover-up clothing. Several brands of athletic wear manufacture products that help to shield you from some of the sun’s harmful rays. The stylish gear can take you lounging on the dock to shopping in town without having to change outfits.
Of course, the best protection is to stay out of the sun altogether, but it’s hard not to get out there and enjoy the weather. Remember, all it takes is one good burn to increase your risk of skin cancer, so practice safe sun!
Posted By: Shopping Shorty