As the weather heats up and we spend more time outdoors, it is important to remember to take care of our skin. Every time we are outside, our skin is exposed to the sun's harmful and damaging rays - even on a cloudy day! A small amount of daily sun exposure adds up and that's why it is important to "practice safe sun" every day and not just when heading to the beach or planning outdoor activities. And when you are outside for an extended period of time, don't forget to reapply sunscreen every couple of hours, or as often as you can, especially if swimming or perspiring.
The easiest way to introduce a sunscreen or sunblock into your daily routine is with a moisturizer for the face and body. Finding a moisturizer that is lightweight and not too greasy can be a challenge for some. To find out if a product you are currently using contains sunscreen, read the label. If you don't see it, chances are the product contains very little or no protection. Sunscreens with broad spectrum protection (against both UVA and UVB rays) and with a sun protection factor (SPF) value of 30 or higher are recommended. In most cases, you will find the SPF noted on the front of the product packaging.
Above are a few of my favorite products offering protection from head to toe. Of course, a sun block is always the best choice.
FACE & BODY - Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sun Block (SPF 60+), $12
LIPS - Sun Bum Lip Balm (SPF 30), $4
FACE - Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation (SPF 42), $36
FACE - Clinique Face Sunscreen (SPF 30), $21
BODY & HAIR - Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray (SPF 30), $35
SuperGoop City & Sand Travel Tote set includes all that is needed to prepare and protect your skin for city and beach living in an adorable white terry beach travel tote, perfect for carrying sun protection must-haves.Set includes:
SPF 30+City Sunscreen Serum for Travel (20 ml)
SPF 30+ MintFusion Lip Balm (15ml)
SPF 30+ Everyday UV Lotion for Face and Body (1.6 fl oz)
SPF 40 Antioxident-infused Sunscreen Day Cream for Body (1 fl oz)
A $58 Value for $35
Looking more inspiring ways to take care of your skin? Head on over to HSN.com's skin care page filled with tips on how to keep your skin healthy in the sun, at play, and every day!