SUN PROTECTION TIPS FOR SUMMER
Whether you’re in Los Angeles or the midwest or overseas, the sun is blaring right now! It’s about 115 degrees everytime I set foot in my car! The number one anti-aging method isn’t reactively botoxing or bleaching – but blocking those harmful rays from your sensitive skin in the first place. Here are 6 sun protection tips for summer – methods that my kids and I practice every day. Skincare, after all, far exceeds cosmetics. Without the proper canvas, it’s harder to create art!
(Note: I do make a conscious effort to receive some sun though, albeit on my body, as the sun nourishes your body with Vitamin D (crucial for the bones!) and is critical in warding off Alzheimer’s, MS and depression.)
6 SUN PROTECTION TIPS FOR SUMMER :: FROM THE INSIDE OUT!
HATS HATS HATS
I’m a huge fan of the PHYSICIANS ENDORCED bucket hats that I used to buy at Nordstrom. It looks like they no longer carry them – but there is a slew of options on Amazon.
They are comfortable and super stylish and have SPF 50! Cover up that scalp! THE SAN DIEGO HAT COMPANY has cute ones too. I love the ones that still allow you to wear your hair up in a mom bun!
I know you think I’m coo coo crazy – but when I’m in a place where the sun is beating down on me with a 360 degree radius, I have an umbrella with me. When we’re at the beach, we always have our Tommy Bahama with us — but if I’m going to go visit my dad at the cemetery where it’s always beautifully bright (but not great for our skin), I use a PARASOL WITH SPF.
This makes me feel so Korean. But I use these DRIVING GLOVES when I’m driving, especially on my way home when the sun is beating down on the front of my hands. I bought some for my mom and she uses them for golf!
I’ve never smoked a cigarette and never will. I also always make it an intention to avoid second-hand smoke for this reason and that reason.
SUNBLOCK / SUNSCREEN BY COLORESCIENCE
My morning face regimen has been: 3 different serums (my sister’s mother in law brought them from Asia), followed up by GLAMOUR DROPS, followed up by my sun protection routine. First I use Colorscience’s liquid formula, SUNFORGETTABLE TOTAL PROTECTION FACE SHIELD. It’s weightless, chemical free and is water/sweat resistant. I go about and apply my makeup — and then I follow it up with my long-time favorite, BRUSH ON SHIELD. I seem to talk about this product in every single post about suncreen and antiaging!
And I’m always sure to carry it with me. I reapply it in the car, before I head out to lunch, before I head home in the car, etc.
And my kids love using it since they think they’re putting on makeup.
And last but not least….we need supplement support to improve our tolerance to the sun and reduce inflammation and free radicals! These are the ones I take, but consult your doctor first.
VITAMIN K2 with DD
I raved about my fave Vitamin D here.
I raved about my fave krill oil here.
I raved about my fave curcumin product here.
+ And there you go! Enjoy your weekend and protect thy skin, beauties!