Stylish Beauty Tip: Summer Skin Protection

With summer right around the corner, I know I will be spending a lot of time in the sun (for example, I am heading to San Diego today for a fun easter weekend!) and with skin cancer running in my family, I am super careful when it comes to protecting my skin all year round. When summer rolls around I usually try and buy new makeup, since my skin is a tad darker and I increase the amount of SPF I use. I try and always buy products that have some type of SPF in them and if I know I am going to be in the sun I apply SPF multiple times a day. 

What a lot of people don't know is that even if your just out and about doing your daily activities, you are still in the sun someway and you still need to protect your skin. Just by quickly applying a moisturizer with a high SPF content or use good ole sunblock after you have applied your makeup (oil free of course). When my little sister was diagnosed with skin cancer two years ago, I quickly learned a lot about skin protection and how carelessness can cause Melanoma-the deadliest form of skin cancer. 

There are so many products available that are great for protecting your skin and keeping you looking young for a long time! No matter what type of skin you have or even if you think you don't need it because your dark skinned, my sister didn't and look what happened? So I compiled a list of stylish skin products that will keep you protected all summer long! 

Philosophy's Hope in a Jar has SPF 25 and is an AMAZING moisturizer, 
I have used it since I worked at ULTA and I swear by it! It still moisturizes but protects too!
$15 for 0.5oz from Sephora
A lot of people that use SPF might get really dry after so they just avoid using it all together, which is NOT the answer. 
Clinqiue offers this body lotion that has SPF 50 in it but does the exact opposite of make you dry 
it gives you soft skin and protects as well! Clinique Sun SPF50 Body Cream $21 from
Don't get me wrong, I love a good tan, but I would rather be alive and be pale than develop skin cancer and risk losing my life. 
While I use beauty products that have SPF in them, good ole sunscreen is always the best option.
This oil free product from Murad is perfect for people who hate how oily their skin can get when applying SPF!
Murad Oil Free Sunblock SPF 30 $ 31,
When I am home my mom is always telling me to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours and 
while this used to annoy me, now I do it without her even telling me. One of the things I hate about applying SPF 
is how gross your hands get and while there is spray available it doesn't always protect the best. I think I may have
 found the solution tho! Shady Day Daily Sun Protection Wipes with SPF 30 
give even the laziest people no excuse not to apply protection!
Getting a sunburn is bad enough as it is and extremely unhealthy, but getting burned on your eyelids, lips, ears, 
or scalp is probably the worst. I know I have been guilty of this in the past but now I always focus on those areas just as much as 
others to prevent any type of burn.With this Clinique Sun SPF 45 Target Protection Stick 
you can use it on your eyelids, lips, or ears and prevent a sunburn.For your scalp some of this on your finger and 
gently rub into your hair line or pull your hair back so your scalp isn't exposed to the sun!
$18, Sephora
Remember, Skin Cancer is NOT stylish but sun protection is :) The Skin Cancer Foundation is a really awesome site where you can really great information about skin cancer and what to do to protect yourself.
So until next time... Live Stylishly