The Importance of Sun Safety

Hi beauties! How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

Today’s post is going to be a little different. I was recently introduced to a company called Oscar Insurance. They’re a health insurance company in New York and New Jersey that’s focused on making healthcare fit your lifestyle better by using technology (such as their app) to keep their members informed and on top of healthcare subjects. Their mission is to raise awareness about National Sun Safety Week (which was this year from June 1-8) and I wanted to help!

Protecting your skin from the sun is actually a very important step in any skincare routine. Using products that have at least SPF 15 or getting some extra Vitamin D can make all the difference and can actually be life-saving in the long run. This topic is a bit close to me as my dad is a skin cancer survivor and I actually lost a friend to Melanoma a couple years ago.

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Now that summer is here, it’s important more than ever to remember to use SPF daily… even if it’s a cloudy, overcast day, you can still get sunburned if  you don’t protect yourself.

As for my own routine, I use a lot of products that already have SPF built into them. There are several foundations (both drugstore and high end) that have at least SPF 15 in them. Same goes for moisturizers and now even some makeup primers are starting to add SPF. This is definitely a good thing.

My favorite drugstore foundation that contains SPF is the Rimmel Lasting Finish, which contains SPF 20. For high end, a great daytime foundation with SPF is Bare Minerals, which contains SPF 15. Both of these foundations are great if you have combo/oily skin. They both last a long time and stay on through the heat and humidity.

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If your favorite foundation doesn’t contain SPF, you can still protect your face by using a moisturizer and/or primer that has SPF in it. A good high end moistiruzer with SPF is Philosophy’s Hope In a Jar as they make a version that contains SPF 20. Some good drugstore moisturizers with SPF are the L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blue (SPF 20), Olay Complete for Sensitive Skin (SPF 30), Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer (SPF 30) and the Yes to Cucumbers Daily Calming Moisturizer (SPF 30).

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As I mentioned, some makeup primers are now including SPF as well. Some notable ones are the Smashbox Photofinish Primer (they make a version that has SPF 20), Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer (SPF 15), Almay Smart Shade CC Primer (SPF 15), and the Nars Pro-Prime (SPF 30).

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And don’t forget your lips! Without proper protection, they can burn just as easily as the rest of your skin. A good lip balm with SPF doesn’t have to be expensive. The Softlips Cube contains SPF 15 and is less than $4 at most stores.If you prefer the EOS lip balms, the Lemon Drop one contains SPF 15 as well. Plus there’s your usual Chapstick, which you can can for even less at your local drugstore, Target or Walmart.

EOS Lemon DropWhen it comes to the rest of my body, I just a traditional sunscreen. One of my favorites is the Coppertone Sport with SPF 30. I like this one because it’s waterproof and sweatproof, making it perfect for days when you’re going to be outside a lot.

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Protecting yourself from the sun can also be fashionable! A cute floppy hat and some cool sunglasses are just icing on the cake.

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If you take care of your skin, your skin will take care of you in the long run.

Ok that should so it for today! I hope you enjoyed this post and found it informative. As always, thank you all so much for reading! I hope the rest of your day is a good one and I’ll see you again Wednesday with a new post! 🙂

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation from Oscar Insurance in regards to this post.

 

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