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6 Best Ways To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Dr. Perlmutter says: “sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 should be worn every day”. While this might not be breaking news, there are those who still neglect to follow this advice. The older I get the less time I spend in the sun. I find that the tan is not worth my precious skin. Protect your entire face and body with brands that care about your health. Coola and Supergoop! are brands that have stayed with me since my days at the Organic Spa Magazine. They continue to be my go-to brands on hot summer days and all year round.


Don’t forget the eyelids! Studies show that your eyelids require sunscreen just as much as the rest of your body. It is an area we often neglect. I struggled with applying sunscreen to this area until I tried Supergoop!’s new product, Shimmershade with SPF30. I apply it with my fingers and it just looks so pretty, without creasing or fading. I have to say that I am obsessed and cannot wait to test it out at the beach.

Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF® Dry Sunscreenis a unique sunscreen because instead of cream or spray, you are applying powder. This sunscreen is reef safe and made without chemical sunscreen actives. The application might be something you might have to get used to, however it is a pleasant experience and a lot less messy.


You can always count on Burt’s Bees. Their All-Weather SPF 15 Moisturizing Lip Balm is what you should wear to the beach or an especially sunny and hot day. If you are not careful, your lips can suffer and tan the same way as your whole body. Speaking from a personal experience that turned quite painful, I highly recommend protecting your lips from the sun. Burt’s Bees is widely accessible; they are the original natural lip balm experts.


MyChelle has wide selection of options for your SPF needs. I love playing around with the different products, but my favorites are the simplest. The Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 30 is easy to throw in your bag and for a longer day in the sun go for the Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF 50. The texture feels hydrating and makes application a pleasant experience – always a complaint with sunscreens. These products are 100% mineral and reef safe.

COOLA has become the favorite child of sunscreens for many consumers and shops alike. My favorite is option is the Classic Body Organic Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50, Guava Mango. Your search for lip balms and tinted moisturizers for the summer should end here. They are the best! The texture is light and you feel protected all day.

Girls who love their manicures but not the damaging Ultra Violet/LED lights will rejoice at ManiGlovz. This is a fun way to spend time under the light and never wonder if your skin is safe. They are must-have for sunscreen and manicure devotees. The best part is that they are far from boring. Choose from over 40 fashionable prints that will get you noticed as the smartest client at the salon.

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