It's all fun and games until you realize your skin is burning! By then, it's too late and the damage has been done! But it could have been avoided, which can be such a wet blanket on holidays like July 4th. Don't be a statistic this year!
1. Wear Sunscreen
Your can still look cute in summertime and pool party attire, but you've got to wear sunscreen! The top-rated brand of sunscreen for 2015 was Elta MD.
Provides intense protection for the most fun in the sun Protects against aging UVA and burning UVB sun rays Water-resistant formula won't run or sting the eyes Non-greasy formula leaves the skin smooth and comfortable Ideal for athletes and children of all skin types
2. Wear Sunglasses
Make all the fashion statements you want because without proper eye protection, you're putting your eyes at serious UV risk. Polarized lenses are best, but if you don't have them, simply wearing cheap sunglasses can reduce UV risk as much as 27%.
3. Summer Hat
Did you know that your scalp can burn too? It's true. Wearing a summer hat with wide brim protects your head, face and shoulders. We're already aging, don't let the sun steal your skin's youth by not protecting it completely!
4. Lip Balm
Chapped lips are unkissable lips. Don't let this happen to you! Besides proper maintenance of your lips, you definitely need to beef up your spf for your lips. Standard lip glosses and lip sticks do not offer the same protection unless they are specifically manufactured to do so. Your lips are going to take a beating this holiday and summer with saltwater oceans, sodium-rich foods and basking in the sun.
Follow these 4-musts for your July 4th weekend and it's going to be the start of a fabulous summer! <3