Trends may come and go, but one thing is for certain, healthy skin is always in! And the best way to keep it looking young and healthy (besides a great skincare routine, healthy diet, blah, blah, blah) is to wear an SPF! Seriously, that is every beauty experts #1 anti-aging beauty tip and it’s so easy!
For someone like me that wears SPF everyday (which I hope you all do to!), you can never be too overstocked on sunscreen. I’m the biggest mom when I’m at the beach or at a BBQ making everyone put it on. My homies at Aveeno must have known I needed a refill since they just sent over two packs of the Aveeno Active Naturals Protect+Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (the body and face versions!), as well as these super chic Wildfox sunglasses (I LOVE being an Aveeno Ambasssador!), along with Dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie’s Sun Tips (although #2 is more of a fact then tip):
1. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or highest.
2. Sunscreen protects agains harmful UVA/UB rays, prevents and slows down the aging process.
3. Make sure to use 1 oz of sunscreen on all exposed skin. Pay careful attention to face, neck, ears, back of neck and hands.
4. Spread the word and let people know you’re using sunscreen! The most important thing a person can do to maintain a healthy complexion is always use sun protection.
Well I couldn’t agree more with Dr Jeanine! I would just add keep in mind between 10-2pm the sun is at it’s strongest so layer up on the sunscreen and protective clothes (long sleeves, sunglasses, wide brim hats — they even make UVA/UVB protective clothes now!). Also make sure to check the expiration dates and directions on how often to apply — sometimes once a day isn’t enough, especially if you’re at the beach. Generally, re-application should happen every 2 hours. And lastly, buy it in all sizes! I have one for my home/beach that’s over 3oz that I obviously can’t take on planes but is a great value! The 3oz versions (which these Aveeno products are!) which I need since I’m a big traveler and lastly I stock up on small samples that I can fit in my makeup case just in case I forget in the AM or exceed my 2 hour limit. That’s all I can think of for now, but you know how much I love talking about sun protection!
Stay healthy my loves! xoLara