Okay if you know me then you know my obsession with avoiding the sun. I’m talking about always wearing SPF 30, always having sunglasses and a hat, and always doing what I can to block out the sun. so besides being overdramatic let’s talk about why these little obsession are essential for people to get educated on and even follow.
This is not an “I hate the sun” post okay, it’s a “know the effects of the sun”. Listen one of my favorite things to do is just to simply be under the sun, just makes me feel good but there is a way to do it. You know how everyone is always telling you how important sunscreen is, well they are not lying love. If you’re like how I used to be I would always say “yes I know” but never actually used sunscreen unless I was at the beach or going to be under the sun for a long amount of time. It was such a terrible habit of mine to not put any sunscreen on every day. You really should be wearing sunscreen every day no matter where you are or what you’re doing.
Sun exposer is known to speed up the aging process. It causes wrinkles and dark spots while also worsening acne scars making it harder to get rid of, which already seem nearly impossible. Plus sun exposer can cause inflammation and aggravation to the skin. Finally, the most known danger of sun exposer is the possibility of causing cancer. I know it all sounds scary but luckily the daily use of sunscreen can help prevent all of this.
There are a lot of different kinds of sunscreens but not all of them work the same. First of there are two major groups of sunscreen: chemical and mineral. I always prefer mineral sunscreens for several reasons. First off mineral sunscreen especially Zinc has better sun exposer coverage while being gentle on your skin. Because mineral sunscreen simply lays on top of the skin it doesn’t clog your pores as much as chemical sunscreen. It’s also a lot easier to clean off your skin which helps you achieve a cleaner base.
Mineral sunscreen is also the only FDA approved sunscreen that is good for your skin and the environment. We love any chance to maintain healthy skin and a chance to help out the coral reefs!! Plus mineral sunscreen begins to protect your skin as soon as it’s applied. Chemical sunscreen tends to take 10-15 minutes until it begins blocking UV rays and radiation.
If your thinking about getting a mineral-based sunscreen I got a few recommendations for you to make your life a bit easier. The kind I am currently using is <a href="http://<a href="http://”>Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen. What I love about this one is that it’s not greasy, and works so well with other products and underneath makeup. I find that it does give a bit of a glowy look with your makeup so if you like that this is definitely for you. I also love Bare Republic Tinted Mineral Face Sunscreen with SPF 30. This one is great if you do not want to wear makeup, think about a BB cream style product. I feel like this is amazing for a beach vacation. Protecting your skin while having that natural no-makeup look. Just add some mascara and you’re set. Finally, <a href="http://<a href="http://”>Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30 works amazing as well. This brand has so many different options to fit your specific needs and can easily be found. I love that they have travel sizes and even a lip balm that’s protects your lips too!
Wear sunscreen is one of the most important steps in my skincare routine which is while I felt like I needed a whole post to obsess over it. Trust me, love, this is a little addition you need to begin using.
All the love,