By Briana Luca, Student at Iona College
Spring has arrived and that means the sun is starting to get stronger. Before you know it, summer will be thrust upon us, and we’ll be hiding from the heat.
Even though with summer comes glorious tanned skin, we all have to remember that even though we might like the way we look with a bronzed glow, we have to protect our skin from the harmful UV rays.
Some of us might forget that even when aren’t laying on the beach, the sun is still shining and still poses a danger to us and our skin.
There are so many products now that help in protecting your skin and can still give you that nice, sun-kissed glow we all crave.
This is one of the many sunless tanners out there, and it seems to be the most popular. After a few days of using it, you will notice a difference in skin color. The best part about it is that you get a sunless tan and SPF to protect your skin from the UV rays.
A daily moisturizer is important through all the seasons because it will keep your skin nourished and hydrated through the cold months and even through the hot ones. Most of us don’t think about putting sunscreen on before we leave the house, even if we’re just running errands, but when you put a moisturizer on, especially one with SPF, it’ll protect your skin even more!
People are so concerned with their face and body protection when it comes to the sun, so most of the time, your lips are neglected. Your lips need just as much protection as the rest of your body because they’re sensitive and can burn and chap easily. These Sugar Lip Treatments from Sephora have SPF 15, which is just enough to keep your lips in check!
BB creams are all the rage right now in the beauty world, and it’s mostly because they eliminate the work of a lot of different makeup. With a BB cream, you have moisturizer, bronzer, foundation — everything in one neat little package. This Urban Decay BB cream is great for a sun-kissed glow but also has a SPF 20, so it’ll protect your skin while outside.
When it comes down to it, the best way to protect is your skin is with some old-fashioned sunscreen. No one enjoys lathering up with heavy cream, so the perfect solution is a handy mist that you spray on and feels light on your body so you’re getting the protection you need.
Image from Sephora.com