6 Ways To Protect Your Skin From UV Rays
This summer, it is easier than ever to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. So grab your SPF and get settled under your umbrella, here are our tips for staying protected in the sun:
Reef Safe SPF
SPF has always been your best friend, but the ocean hasn’t always agreed. As you lather up your face and body this summer, make sure your formula is doing good for you, and the planet by avoiding those that include oxybenzone and/or octinoxate.
UPF clothing works to add an extra layer of protection from the sun. The rating scale is similar to the SPF scale and with a UPF50+ rating 98% of UV radiation is blocked. So, while you should never ditch your SPF all together, UPF apparel works as an extra layer of protection for those who need it. Whether you want a little more coverage at the beach, or you are adventuring on a bike ride or hike, UPF shirts are the chicest sun protection you will find.
Your eyes are often forgotten about when it comes to sun protection. And while some glasses might be trendy, it is important to ensure they are also protecting your eyes from UV rays. Opt for polarized sunglasses which protect against UV rays and keep your eyes safe. But it doesn’t stop there- for even more protection to your eyes, and the sensitive skin around them, choose a pair of larger, oversized lenses for a chic and functional look.
Black Button Down
While we all love a classic white, oversized button down over a swimsuit, it may be time to switch it up. Darker fabrics, and denser weaves offer better UV protection. Make a small change in your capsule wardrobe this summer, and opt for a navy or black button down or cover up to keep the same chic look and protect your skin.
Caps and Hats
Whether you are a baseball cap fan, or favor a straw floppy hat on the beach, it is important to add this extra layer of protection to your routine. Hats work to protect not only your face, but your scalp (which yes, it can burn too!) from the sun! With so many different styles to choose from, whatever your summer activity is there is a perfect hat waiting for you to wear!
When all else fails…
Even when you take all of these precautions, the sun is still strong and can reach you. So whether you come home with a burn, or just a golden tan, it is important to give your skin some extra love. SDR is the perfect way to hydrate your skin after the sun with the most pure and potent HA. Apply after cleansing, and follow up with a moisturizer at night to soothe and hydrate your sun-kissed skin.