July 11, 2017

Don’t Get Burned: Summer Sun Protection

Excessive sun exposure is a leading cause of wrinkles—  that fact alone should scare you right into over-protective SPF mode. Yes, sunscreen is a drag to apply, but if you find the right product it can blend seamlessly into your skincare routine.

Don’t get burned by Summer ’17, make sure that you and all your summer pals are lathering up with SPF because ~ friends don’t let friends get burned~

Here are 12 different sun-care products to keep your skin looking youthful and fresh.


A spray is probably one of the laziest forms of SPF application and these are two great spray sunscreens that we highly recommend. Banana Boat’s mist has a great barely there feeling that’s quite refreshing, while Neutrogena provides you with SPF 85+ and can be applied to wet skin, so you can be in and out of the pool for quick touch-ups. Tbh, nothing’s worse than coating yourself with a bad layer of ‘sport’ sunscreen  and feeling sticky to the touch all day long.

[Banana Boat $9.47], [Neutrogena $10.97]


A lot of people praise the summer for the wonders it works on the complexion, but if you’re an oily gal then you know that the summer is just 3 months of shine control whilst trying to fend off  harmful UV rays. These products could be your greatest allies to fight shine and burns. If you’re constantly powdering your nose anyways this is a proactive way to stay matte and sun safe.

[Shiseido $35.00], [Peter Thomas Roth $30.00]


Sometimes it’s easy to forget to apply SPF to your face—especially if you’ve already put on your makeup for the day. You can’t put it on top of your makeup and ruin your masterpiece, but if you’re a true makeup guru then priming is probably already a routine staple. So replace your average primer with one of these SPF products that you can put seamlessly under makeup.

[La Roche Posay $39.99], [Laura Mercier $38.00]


The head is often one of the most neglected areas when it comes to sun protection, but wearing a baseball cap is not your only option.  There are some great products on the market designed to protect your head from the sun. As dry shampoo lovers we highly recommend Bare Republic’s product that can refresh greasy hair while preventing painful burns.Meanwhile, Aveda’s spray is a great option because you can mist it into wet hair to minimize damage and dryness caused by the sun.

[Bare Republic$13.99], [Aveda, $38.00]

BB Cream

If you like to rock the no makeup, makeup look in the summer, then either of these BB creams with light coverage should work perfectly. Everyone raves about the matte finish of Smashbox’s Camera Ready products and this BB cream with SPF 35 is the perfect summer change up.  Clinique’s whole acne solutions line is a saviour for problem skin and this BB cream with SPF 40 is all you need for a light, yet flawless summer look.

[Smashbox $50.00], [Clinique $46.00]

After Sun

We get it, sometimes you slip-up on your proactive sun care and you’re left feeling emotionally and physically scorched. Don’t punish yourself, get the relief and heal your skin after a bad burn with either of these after sun lotions. Both will help soothe skin and prevent peeling.

[Biotherm $31.00],  [Clarins $37.00]

Posted by Marika Van Schepen in Beauty
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