HOW TO AVOID BECOMING AN OLD LEATHER BAG THIS SUMMER
Babes of The Beach, are you as stoked on summer approaching as I am? We all know that the prettiest neon bikini shades pop on freshly sun-kissed skin, but unfortunately that glow comes with a price. It is astonishing to think that even spending fifteen minutes in the sun walking to a pilates class has the ability to wreak havoc on your epidermis, let alone spending all day in the Pacific.
Skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer (yikes!), so long gone are the days spent getting golden outside by using baby oil like our moms did back in the 1970s. In fact, even The Skin Cancer Foundation states that skipping the sun between midmorning and early afternoon is integral in keeping the chances of skin cancer low (somebody should tell that Coppertone Baby to cover up those cheeks now, huh?).
A major buzzkill for sun lovers, I know, but that is why sunscreen should be part of your beauty regimen during the summer solstice, and also year-round to boot! Hit up your local Sephora to snag some SPF samples to try. Wearing at least an SPF 15 will help tremendously, and each beauty brand carries multiple variations of this skin staple, so there should not be any excuse. Whether you are bronze and toned like yours truly or have a porcelain surface, SPF it, ASAP, because skin cancer does not discriminate based on color.
When it comes to fun in the sun, it is always key to remember to reapply and to not overlook areas like hands and feet! Make certain to bat an eyelash at a beauty mark that you feel is looking rather questionable, because checking your body for any new additions is also part of living a fabulously safe-skinned life.
There are other options in addition to sporting the ’screen that will help keep you safe, too. Cover that ’kini up with your Wildfox Couture t-shirt when taking a breather from splashing in the waves. Shading that pretty moneymaker by donning a floppy hat not only shows how chic you are, but how sun-smart you are as well! Make packing sunscreen in your beauty bag a priority this summer (and everyday for that matter!), even if you are running late for your beach date with that super cute boyfriend of yours down in Huntington Beach.