Summer is finally around the corner! It’s the favorite season of so many, and most of us can’t wait to bask in the shining star’s warming rays. However, this means using protection and being well aware of the fact that the sun can be as dangerous as it is life-giving. Your skin is your largest organ—and one of the most vulnerable. And as fun as it can be to tan (yes, we all love a bronze-y glow), in this case, safety trumps fun every time. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your time outdoors. In fact, you will enjoy it a lot more knowing that your skin is fully protected so that it can stay healthy and young-looking for a long, long time. Here are some of our top summer glow products for achieving radiant and protected skin this summer.
Before you head out into the sun for fun activities, make sure you apply sunscreen two hours before sun exposure. Use at least SPF 30 to make sure you’re adequately protected. If you want to maximize your protection and nourish your skin at the same time, use an antioxidant. Antioxidants like vitamins C (take a look at the importance of vitamin C in your daily routine) and E have been shown to boost the benefits of sunscreen. The VITAL C Anti-Aging Serum will be the perfect option for this. It will boost sunscreen benefits and protect against free radicals. Serums are arguably one of the most important steps in your skincare regimen, in fact. For sunscreen, the Prevention+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer SPF 50 is an excellent choice. It’s sheer and hydrating, never oily, and protects against both UVA and UVB rays, as well as blue light from electronic devices.
During your fun summer activities, remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours. Sunscreen potency fades with time, so don’t make the mistake of thinking that applying once will be enough. Moreover, if you sweat, go swimming, use a towel to dry off – these will all contribute to removing sunscreen from your skin. To boost hydration throughout the day, use the VITAL C Hydrating Facial Mist. It will help keep you cool as well.
Sun after care is crucial, although many people neglect to practice it. So far, you’ve been diligent about sun protection, but after care allows you to nourish and repair your skin. Use the ORMEDIC Balancing Antioxidant Serum to strengthen skin and hydrate it—this will leave your skin looking balanced, calm and rejuvenated. It contains antioxidants like Kakadu plum and beet root extract. If you have happened to get a little sunburned, use the I RESCUE Post Treatment Balm. It was specially formulated for care after procedures like chemical peels. It helps reduce discomfort, the appearance of redness, and irritation. Finally, use the BODY SPA Face And Body Bronzer to get a gorgeous glow without risking sun damage. It’s a win-win.