Summer Safety…

​Saturday, June 21 was the first official day of summer, the “Summer Solstice” is the longest day of the year. Saturday we enjoyed 15 hours of daylight in our area alone. It was fantastic!

When I was a kid, there was nothing I loved more than the summertime. It meant having a break from school and being able to go to the shore with my family and friends. As an adult, I still love the gorgeous weather and longer days, but I prefer cooler balmy temperatures. Everyone knows the dangers associated with the summer sun, so it’s important to stay protected and hydrated during this time.

As a fair haired ginger from birth, I know all too well what happens after a day in the sun without proper protection. Now that I’m older, I’m very proactive when I’m heading outdoors for the day. I wear lots of sunblock, UV/ polarized sunglasses, and hats or visors to protect my face. Those of you that are close friends know that I wasn’t always so smart. In my teens, I thought SPF4 was sufficient for my delicate skin because I wanted to be as dark and tan as my olive skin tone friends. Then, in my early 20’s, my idea of sun protection was to indoor tan. I convinced myself that it was safer to lay in a tanning bed and that I just needed SPF when I was outdoors at the beach or pool. NOT TRUE, as I found out the hard way. Now I am trying to reverse the effects of the sun on my skin. But it’s not just being at the beach that can cause skin damage. In fact, most my facial sun damaged happened when I was 13 in Colorado on a skiing trip with my family. The higher elevations and the sun’s rays reflecting off the snow are the reasons I have one too many freckles. It’s a familiar story for many, and one that we all have probably encountered at one time or another not matter what skin type you have.
So how can you be sun smart and still feel stylish? I put together a few of my favorite items to help you stay safe while look cool!

 

Supergoop Everyday SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology - 2.4 fl. oz. (N/A) Bath and Body Skincare

Make sure to choose a product with a high SPF like Supergoop with SPF 50

BIOELEMENTS SPF 50 FaceScreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen (N/A) Skincare Treatment

BIOELEMENTS SPF 50 FaceScreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen…available at zappos.com

BIOELEMENTS Reverse Sun Damage System Kit (N/A) Skincare Treatment

For those of us that have spent to much time in the sun, try the Reverse Sun Damage System Kit by BIOELEMENTS also from zappos.com.

Stila Sheer Tinted Moisturizer Spf 20 (Warm) Color Cosmetics

Try a tinted moisturizer for summer…Stila has one carries a variety of shades with SPF 20. Great for everyday!

FIG Clothing Hao Island Dress (Zest) Women's Dress

Hao Island Dress by FIG Clothing offers UPF 50+ to help protect you from harmful ultraviolet rays. Take this on your next vacation for an afternoon at the straw market or for more active days hitting the links. You will be covered!

pantropic visor

Pantropic Sun Visor is a great option for an active summer day. Available in black at hats.com.

Sun hat by Pantropic, available in 12 other colors from hats.com

The Panama Sun hat by Pantropic provides UPF 50+ sun protection while still looking chic and stylish. It’s available in 12 other colors from hats.com.

Columbia Sun Ridge II Hat (Natural) Traditional Hats

The Sun Ridge II Hat by Columbia offers UPF 30 sun protection, and is stylish enough for the beach.

Super Primo - Reflek

SUPER brand Primo sunnies from piperlime.com offer 100% UV protection.

Ray-Ban RB3025 001/1558 sunglasses

Ray-Ban Aviator Polarized lens add bonus protection against UV rays from Ray-Ban.com

Enjoy the summer sun!

xo,

BDG


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