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Jessica's Picks: Sun Protection

October 03, 2019

While most people are vigilant about sun protection in the summer, it's important to remember that the sun is out all year long (in most places), even if it's not hot. People often end up sunburned on overcast days because they think the clouds are protecting them, but up to 80% of those UV rays can pass through the clouds. Snow also reflects up to 80% of UV rays, which can also result in sunburn if you're not careful. Just because it's cooler outside, don't forget to protect yourself in the autumn and winter. 

Here are my picks for year-round sun protection:

1. Sunscreen:

Beautycounter Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

This is my year-round sunscreen - I love that it's formulated without harmful chemicals, is super easy to put on, and smells GREAT (I never thought I'd say that about sunscreen). It also comes in a travel size, which I keep in my purse when I'm out with my kids in the sun for too long.

Beautycounter Dew Skin SPF 20

I use Dew Skin daily to even out my skin tone and because it has SPF 20 in it. I love that this one product kills two birds with one stone. I do not like wearing heavy makeup, but still need a little something to help me look like I slept 7+ hours (even if I didn't).

2. Hats: 

I love a good hat and I really feel like I scored big time when I was sourcing hats for the shop and found crushable hats that could be easily packed. I took this hat with me all over Europe this summer and squished it into my suitcase and carryon so many times, yet it did not lose it's shape. Another quality I look for is UPF protection- this one has 25+ and kept my face (and shoulders) from burning this summer. 

Tuscany Straw Hat

Though we don't sell non-summery hats in our shop, here are some of my favorite fall and winter hats.

Eastwood by Yellow 108

 

Calloway Fawn by Will and Bear

3. Sunglasses:

Don't forget to protect those baby blues (or browns or greens) from the sun's rays. Extended exposure to UV rays has been linked to significant eye problems (cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae, pterygia and photokeratitis).  Check the UVA and UVB protection on your sunglasses to make sure you're covered. We'll be restocking the shop soon with more fun sunnies made out of reclaimed plastics and metals. 

 

4. Clothing with UPF protection: 

UVA rays can still penetrate underneath clothing, so if you are going to be in the sun for a long time, you might want to consider clothing with UPF protection. Our swimsuits fabrics are soft and comfy + they offer maximum UPF protection (UPF 50+). That doesn't mean you should skip the sunscreen for the other parts of your body which are being exposed to the sun. 

 

Get out there and enjoy the cooler weather that autumn and winter bring, but remember that those UV rays are beaming down on you and there's still a possibility of getting burned. Protect yourself accordingly.

 

 




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