Caring For Your Skin in the Sun

I know there are a ton of things that we think about in the summer regarding our beauty routine.  The most important thing though is making sure that our skin is completely protected and moisturized before and after being out in the sun.  Now if any of you knew me outside of this blog, you would probably scrutinize me for writing this post because you would know that I have been horrible almost all my life with sunscreen application and skin protection from the sun.  When I was a little girl, my dad would have to tie me down and put sunscreen on me because I never wanted to wear it.  When I became older though, I got a job at the beach and started to think that maybe I should wear it more.  Up until last year, I rarely ever wore it.  This is a TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE idea.  Do not ever go a day without sunscreen.  I am dead serious, it is really scary to think about what could happen if you don't later it on and repeat every once in a while.

With that being said, I know this post probably looks like a sponsored one from Raybans and Hawaiian Tropic.  I am sad to say it is not, hahaha.  I just love these products  (I haven't tried the oil yet, but we will talk about that soon).  When I started becoming more of an avid sunscreen wearer, the first brand that I went to was Hawaiian Tropic.  The reason I was drawn to it was because of the scent, I love anything coconut or tropical.  If I was going to force myself/ease myself into wearing sunscreen, I might as well get something that I loved.  The sunscreen is very moisturizing and smells great.  It protects your skin from the sun and it actually makes you want to reapply because it's a great experience altogether.  The after sun lotion is awesome.  I have previously tried another brand and this one trumps all.  The one component that I love most though, is how soothing it is on the skin after being sun drenched all day long.  With a combination of shea/cocoa butter and aloe, it makes your skin feel amazing and so tolerable after getting a little too much sunburn throughout the day.

The oil I have not tried yet.  I don't recommend this or any oil if you have sensitive skin or very light skin that burns easily.  This may seem obvious, but if you apply oil, it clings to your skin and will fry it.  This might be gross, but think about how oil fries food, nasty!  We do not want our skin on fire.

Very important of course is protecting your eyes.  Try and get sunglasses that are polarized, this is very important.  If they aren't, that's okay.  These are also just very nice to have because they make your day a little more bearable.  It is VERY easy to get a headache when sitting in the sun all day long without glasses on.  Not good!

One more quick tip I can give for staying in the sun all day is to make sure that you are staying hydrated.  The best defense other than sunscreen is drinking water or gatorade while you are in the sun.  Try and stay away from sugary drinks because they don't hydrate you as well as natural, pure beverages do.  Also, don't deprive yourself of food.  If you are hungry eat something, hear exhaustion is not cute.

Let me know what you guys have to beat the heat and make sure you're not getting friend.  Leave some love in the comments below or send a tweet my way.  I hope you are having a great day and I will talk to you soon!  Thank you so much for reading.

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