This post is all about Choosing Sunscreen and Tips to Stay Safe in The Sun!! Now that the sun is starting to beat down on us like crazy, it is time to slather on that sunscreen and protect our skin. Sure, we should wear sunscreen EVERY day of the year, but summertime is when I think about it the most. I have had bad sunburns before and I NEVER want to ‘go there’ again! OUCH.
Not only are sunburns super painful, but they are downright destructive too. I used to do tanning beds ALL the time, but now that I am older, I opt to NOT use them anymore. I care more for my skin, I just hope it is not too late :/
So, when I and the littles venture outdoors, sunscreen is always with me. I have a few tips for using sunscreen below. I hope that it will help someone, somewhere NOT get burned as I did!!
Tips To Stay Safe In The Sun:
*Put sunscreen on BEFORE you go outdoors! Don’t wait until you are IN the sun to do it.
*If you are going in the water a lot, reapply OFTEN. Don’t just go by what the sunscreen directions say, apply 2 times more often than that! Trust me on this one…
*Even if you DON’T go in the water, still reapply your sunscreen!!!!!
* Remember the tops of your ears, head, between fingers AND toes, and the tops of your feet!! They burn too and more often, much more severely!
*Drink plenty of water! Stay hydrated!
*Make sure you have some shade! Don’t stay out in the blaring sun all day long!
*Wear wide-brimmed hats (or any hat as long as it covers your head and face!!) I LOVE the sun-protecting hats from Coolibar! I received their cute Laurel Canyon Cowboy Hat and their Court Convertible Visor hat! I absolutely love them both! They help to keep the sun off my face and my head. Those areas are SO important to protect from the sun! Many people forget to protect their heads but you need to remember that the top of your head is exposed the most to sun rays.
The Women’s Cowboy Hat is perfect for a relaxing lifestyle or traveling on-the-go gal. The straw cowboy hat is great for your everyday adventure. The lightweight straw, shapeable brim, and chinstrap go along perfectly with the UPF 50+ protection! It comes in toast and natural white! So cute!
The Court Convertible Visor sun hat is also really sporty and cute! The zip-away crown allows you to choose between a UPF 50+ hat or visor. The advantages of this athleisure sun visor cap don’t stop there—the anti-glare and “no impact zone” features work with your every move so you can stay focused on the game! This visor sun hat comes in four different colors; black, white, grey, and stone!
*Put on those sunglasses!
*Wear sun-protecting clothes!
And of course, have FUN!!!!!
Choosing Sunscreen can be tricky!
We tend to buy sunscreen with a higher factor, but sometimes that does not even work. It really just depends on the sunscreen itself. Make sure you get a QUALITY sunscreen. Read the ingredients and stay away from those chemicals! Get the more natural ingredient sunscreens (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as the active ingredients) and make sure your sunscreen is water-resistant. Do your research! But, after a day in the hot sun, go ahead and slather on that coconut oil for nice, smooth skin!
One lucky person is going to win the Court Convertible Visor UPF 50+ and the Women’s Laurel Canyon Cowboy Hat UPF 50+ from Coolibar! Yay!
The contest is open to US 18+. The giveaway will end on April 11, 2022, at 11:59 PM MT. The winner will have 48 hours to confirm their win after I email them, or a new winner will be chosen. I am not responsible for lost or stolen mail.