With summer in full swing, it’s important to talk once again about the importance of proper suncare. We’re not just talking about: ‘drink LOTS of water’ and ‘slather on the sunscreen’ (although both are important, and will definitely be mentioned in one way or another) type of suncare. We’re talking about skincare-suncare. You might be thinking, huh? But, that’s our motto for this summer. Because skincare IS suncare, and we’re going to give you some examples of how and why.
First up in the roster: Tanning
You knew we were going to go there, so we might as well get it out of the way. It’s summer, we all want to look our toasty best. But with that ever-so-coveted golden-brown, sunkissed gold, or caramel color you’re going for is the ever present, and VERY real, danger of skin cancer. What’s the best way to avoid danger and get a killer tan?
That’s right folks, hop over to your nearest drugstore,
or make-up shop, and pick up some handy-dandy tan in a bottle. It can be applied in seconds, it lasts for weeks, and you only get the tan lines you want ;). It is the safest option for those ladies who need a little, or in my pasty-white case a LOT, of help with our summer tan. A spray tan is the healthiest option when it comes to tanning. It doesn’t include any of the harmful UV rays that the sun does. Don’t even THINK about tanning beds (which are seriously the WORST!) Twenty minutes of exposure in a tanning bed may equal up to two hours spent on the beach under the hot midday sun without protection. Talk about wrinkles! Do yourself, your skin, and your wallet a favor: spray the tan.
Second - Slather on the Sunscreen!
We couldn’t resist, and we did warn you that we’d mention sunscreen. Afterall, what IS summer without sunscreen? It’s red and angry, that’s what. But we’re not going to talk about just any old sunscreen. We’re nowhere near that boring! Nope, we’re talking about the type of sunscreen you’ll actually WANT to wear. A lightweight sunscreen that doesn’t drip into your eyes, or leave a white-cast on your face. Sounds like a summertime dream, doesn’t it? I mean who wants to be worried about a sweaty-sunscreen mixture dripping into her eyes, stinging, blurring her vision, while she is totally winning at beach volleyball? I definitely don’t. A nice, easy, fresh smelling sun protectant like PROTECT ME is just what the doctor ordered. It is as strong and effective, as it is lightweight and fresh.