After a cold and rainy start to summer, the sun is finally making it’s way to warm up our days! Time to pull out those bathing suits, plan a beach day and head outside! That being said, let’s get straight to the facts: Sun = frenemy and Sunscreen = the real BFF (it helps prevent the risk of skin cancer, sunburns and even early signs of aging)!
Shopping for sunscreen doesn’t have to be boring or something you dread. Sunscreen should be a part of your daily routine so we came up with a few quick tips and found some great products for your sunscreen search of 2015:
SPF values above 50+
Just an FYI – SPF 50 actually isn’t that much better than SPF 30, so if you do apply an SPF that is over 50, make sure you apply thoroughly!
Broad Spectrum Protection
Broad Spectrum means it’ll protect you from both UVB and UVA rays. Avoid these bad boys as they can cause skin cancer from damaging skin cells and altering DNA or contribute to premature aging.
Water and Sweat Resistance
Planning on exercising or being in the water throughout the summer? Make sure to get your hands on a sunscreen that is resistant to water. Remember – these aren’t waterproof they’re effective for about 40 minutes in the water so apply on reg!
Moisturizers and/or Foundations with SPF
Whether it’s to save time or it just takes too much effort, this creation of Moisturizer + SPF or Foundation + SPF is just perfection in a bottle. Many of our retailers carry them like: Holt Renfrew, the Hudson’s Bay, or Sephora (if you have any questions or are unsure, don’t be afraid to ask an associate, they’re SUPER friendly and knowledgable)
Pick a brand you like
Because let’s face it, even if it’s recommended by all dermatologists, if you don’t like or care about the brand, you won’t wear it.
There’s no need to avoid the sun as long as you have a great sunscreen – Wishing you Happy Beach Days!