Let's talk about summer must-haves...
Each season there are new bathing suit trends, new must-have summer handbags, a new shape in beach hats, an updated sandal, etc. While I will dabble in a trend here and there, I like to stick to the basics. A classic straw boater hat will always be in style. A high-waisted bathing suit is both flattering and timeless. A great white coverup is a sure win year after year. And don't forget the sunscreen! If you're looking for your sunscreen from last year, stop while you're ahead. If you can't find it, you probably shouldn't be using it (sunscreen has a short shelf life).
There has been an emerging trend in cleaner and safer beauty products which includes sunscreen. Thanks to websites with celeb power like Gwyneth's goop and Kourtney Kardashian's new venture, Poosh, there is more information available for us to each do our own research. While I'll save my speech for later, it's becoming increasingly important that we're paying attention to what we're putting both in and on our bodies. Sunscreen is an excellent place to start as we ease into both summer and a cleaner beauty routine. While I would encourage you to do your own research, I'm linking three articles below that are great resources to get started! Not only should we be paying attention to what's in sunscreen for our personal use, we need to also know how it's affecting our oceans and reefs.
Let's each do our part! And, hey, they say that 90% of signs of aging are caused by sun (source). You're basically saving yourself from trying to reverse sun damage down the road.
The SPF I won't be living without this summer is from Beautycounter. It comes bottled in three different formulations (a spray, lotion, and sun stick) and each package is smartly designed to be safer and easier on our environment. Grab a bottle and lather up!