Sunny days are here again, and with the height of summer upon us, chances are you’ll be making your way outside for a hike, beach afternoon, picnic, or some other outdoor activity soon. Of course, that means more time out in the sun and more risk of sun damage along with it, so you’ll need to take precautions to keep your skin healthy and your tan line even!
Here are 8 items to make sure you have if you’re stepping out into the sun this summer:
This sounds like a no-brainer, but it bears repeating: SPF is an everyday essential! Whether you’re sitting out by the pool or just hopping in the car for a quick errand, make sure that you are applying sunscreen. The American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends you use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and that offers broad spectrum protection.
There’s a reason why this sunscreen has such a loyal following. Unlike so many sunscreens, Supergoop’s Unseen formula is truly invisible, leaving behind no white cast and instead blending perfectly into the skin for powerful but discrete sun protection. Use it as the last step of your skincare routine before applying your makeup in the morning.
Anyone who has ever gotten a sunburn on their scalp will tell you how annoying it is, so make sure every inch is protected with an SPF hair mist. This is also a must-have for anyone with color-treated hair who doesn’t want their color fading in the sun.
Did you know your eyes can get sunburnt too? It’s true! That’s why you should be rocking a pair of sunglasses that protect against UV rays. Sunglasses are also helpful for any outdoor activities, from hiking to biking to driving, since they make it easier to see even when the sun’s rays are at their most intense.
These sunglasses are totally on-trend, with celebrities like Elsa Hosk sporting them recently. They also offer 100% UV protection.
Quay After Hours Polarized Sunglasses
These oversize frames are giving me Breakfast At Tiffany’s vibes; timelessly classic! In addition to looking great, they also feature polarized lenses.
Hats offer another layer of protection against the sun for your most important feature—your face! There’s nothing worse than a sunburnt face, so dress the part with a brimmed hat that shields your face from harsh rays.
This wide-brim straw visor is so chic and is adjustable, too!
While you’re restocking on your favorite Sun Bum sunscreen, you can also add this adorable Dad Hat to your cart. Baseball caps are a great accessory for outdoor adventures.
Caring for your skin doesn’t stop after you go back inside. Whether you forgot to reapply that SPF and need to treat a mild sunburn or want to keep your skin soft and radiant after a day outdoors, these products will help keep your skin looking great long after your time in the sun.
Prepare for the softest-feeling skin ever once you use this body oil from Virgin Skincare. Using natural ingredients and antioxidants, this oil hydrates the skin and neutralizes free radicals. You’ll keep that sun-kissed glow going.
Get all the benefits of aloe without the sticky feeling with this mask that combines aloe with other healing ingredients like matcha and moringa. Just mix with water and apply to skin for instant soothing.