Beauty: Sunny Bunny Beauty Must Haves
After waiting patiently for the whole year, summer heat is finally upon us!! As a person that was born and raised in sub-tropical weather, I live for the summer days now I live in New York – It’s hard to beat the feeling of soaking up the sun in the warm summer breeze.
There was a time when I was young and rebellious, I was THAT person that didn’t care to put on any sun protection when I was in the sun. I enjoy getting a good tan and I’m lucky that I don’t get sunburn easily, so sun protection wasn’t something that seemed necessary to me. As I grow older (and more responsible, thankfully), I have learned the fact that sun protection is a serious matter – not only that too much unprotected sun exposure could cause premature aging and uneven skin tones: it also raised the risks of skin cancer. With the varieties of sun products out there, especially when the new technologies nowadays most products are not greasy nor give you that white pasty look, it’s definitely a smart choice to apply some proper protection before heading out into the sun. Here are some of the sun products that has become my favorites whenever I want to get some fun in the sun:
Even though most morning moisturizer comes with SPF 20, which is a convenient way to get my everyday sun protection, on the days that I know I’m getting more sun, I usually like to add another layer of sunscreen for extra protection. This Glossier Invisible Shield is in a water-gel form – it’s light, colorless and it absorbs quickly with no greasy feeling that the traditional sunscreen leaves. It is a product that’s easy to wear with makeup and/or reapply throughout the day as needed without adding any burden to the skin!
This is one of my absolute must-haves especially when I pack for vacation – it is an air cushion compact that combines the benefits of both skincare of makeup! The weightless formulation has a light coverage that brightens the complexion and gives a natural flawless look; it also hydrates and gives skin a dewy touch, and has a heavy dose of sunscreen that blocks out all the unwanted UVs. It’s the perfect product when I need to have an effortless no-makeup look but still want a heavy-duty sun protection!
This is another incredible product that brings convenient sun protection into our daily life in a different format. This powder sunscreen has just a hint of color; it gives a burring effect that makes skin look perfect while it offers broad-spectrum protection. The self-dispensing brush makes it easy to take it on the go and reapply sunscreen over your makeup as often as needed throughout the day! It’s hard not to love a product that keeps you shine-free and keeps sun damage at bay at the same time.
Most of the time we remember to apply SPF on our faces, but we don’t always remember to put SPF on our hands. Especially when we wash our hands more frequent than our faces, it’s important to keep a hand cream that contains sunscreen around at all times! Supergoop is known for their awesome sun protections, and this hand cream is no exception. With the blend of antioxidants and nourishing oil, this hand cream keeps hands hydrated and soft while protect them from harmful UV rays!
It’s always a joy to find products that can be used from head to toe, and even on the hair! Just like Shiseido’s beauty product, this sunscreen is packed with ingredients that are good for the skin, and it’s easy to absorb and doesn’t leave any sticky or greasy feeling afterwards. Bonus point: this sunscreen is also water-, sweat- and oil-resistant.
After a good sun session, nothing feels better than a refreshing gel to cool off the irritated skin. I love this body gel from Aesop – with all the botanical infusion, this is an upgrade from the regular Aloe Vera gel that hydrates and soften skin as it sooth and refresh from the heat. I keep it in the refrigerator to give it an extra boost of coolness, it’s really is a treat after a long day in the sun!
Spend some time outdoors and soak up the sun, it’s natural vitamin D that we can not get enough of. At the same time, don’t forget to use sun protection…. With all the new forms and selections to choose from, there really is no excuse for not taking good care of your skin.