Protection Under the Sun

Sun protection is essential during these summer months, especially if you’re pale like me. Too many beach trips have become a mad-dash for Aloe Vera. A couple of tips I’ve picked up have helped me stay a bit more aware of the power of my products.

People on regular acne-medication absolutely need sun protection, as their skin is even more vulnerable from those harsh chemicals. Those with tattoos, especially newer ones, need to layer on the sunblock to keep them from fading or looking patchy. You don’t want to have to pay for an ink retouch if you can keep your skin protected.

From my own summer routine, here are a few sun-happy beauty products to apply (generously!) to make sure your soft tan doesn’t become a painful burn.

Photo from Ulta

Cetaphil Facial Moisturizer: I’m a stickler when it comes to the classics. Cetaphil is a dermatologist-approved brand and their sun protection products are especially important. I’ve used their moisturizers for years on my acne-prone skin.

For facial application, this one protects your skin while also providing a sturdy base for your makeup. I would suggest the oil-free version for those with naturally oily skin to keep the grease down.

Supergoop! PLAY Lip Balm: This lip balm is incredible at providing nourishing treatment for your lips with shea butter while protecting them from the rays with an SPF 30. Great for layering on and mixing with lipsticks for a sheerer, blotted look.

At $9.50 per tube, it’s definitely on the pricier side for a balm, but it’s an indulgence I would recommend trying out at least once.

Honest Beauty CC cream: This lightweight CC cream from a trust-worthy, natural make-up brand is wonderful for that dewy, sun-protected finish.

The foundation provides medium coverage with a special SPF 30 for every day. Plus, it mixes well with cream blushes. Try blending it down your neck and onto your chest for the most coverage.

Combining sun protection into your make-up routine is budget-conscious and efficient!