Here are some of my favorite tips and tricks to being safe in the sun and fashionably pale ::
|| A good general rule is to avoid the sun during peak hours, 10a.m. to 4p.m. Depending where you live, you may want to be even more cautious. I like to use The Weather Channel app to check the UV index. If it’s moderate or above maybe look for an indoor activity or find some serious shade.
|| Make sure you purchase a broad-spectrum sunblock, meaning it protects from UV-A and UV-B rays with a minimum SPF 30. My go-to sunscreen is Blue Lizard but I'm also really loving this stuff by L'Oreal for daily wear. Apply prior to sun exposure and reapply as directed. I like to spray my perfume after I’ve applied sunblock to help mitigate some of that distinct sunscreen smell.
|| Don’t forget about your head! There are sunscreen options available that are designed to be applied over hair to protect your scalp like this one by Nioxin. Hats are also a great option. Who doesn’t like an excuse to wear a big floppy sun hat?!
|| Wear sunglasses. Make sure they offer UV protection at 100%. Sunglasses are stylish and great for disguising your people watching efforts. ;) Remember, the bigger your frames, the better!
|| Wear beachy cover-ups. Look for long maxi dresses or linen clothing. These will look fantastic while protecting you from the sun.
|| Many lip balms are available with SPF, grab yourself one.
|| Most makeup brands offer their foundations or BB creams with SPF. Make sure you look for those options; it’s a very easy switch for a little extra protection. I’m loving Dr. Jart’s BB Cream and Dior’s Diorskin foundation. Oh, and wear some nail polish, it actually provides a little UV barrier to your nail beds.
Lets work together to redefine beautiful as it pertains to skin. PALE IS PRETTY!
Do you have any skin protection tips to add?
Are you seeing your dermatologist regularly? I'm getting naked on May 15th. ;)