Beauty Tips: Sun protection!

Hey guys! It’s that time of year again (in the Northern Hemisphere) where the sun decides to come out and glare at you.

sunny moody park

As much as I appreciate the warmer weather, (I get to wear my straw hat and shorts again ) sunburn isn’t  fun.

He’s a couple of my favourite products and tips to get you through the heat.

Slip, Slop, Slap!

I don’t know about you, but this was the soundtrack to my summers as a kid. Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen, and slap on a hat!

If you know you’re gonna be out in the sun, it’s easy to keep from frying yourself. Doesn’t have to be dowdy either – just try to cover up when you’re not swimming.

– Maxidress. Now is the time to pull out that cute, floaty dress you can’t wear anywhere else because it’s freezing! Check out some examples here

– Oversize boyfriend t-shirt (We all know you look cuter in it)

– Straw hat. Now, I specified straw because it breathes better than cloth, and comes in a lot of styles – anything from wide brimmed to cowboy hats (my favourite). Plus it doesn’t heat up as much as everything else does! Make sure you get a natural fibre one, not a nasty plastic yarn one.

Kaftans. Kaftans everywhere!

– Parasol. Especially helpful if the weather has a mood swing too. It’s also lovely on the beach when you need some shade!

And of course, wear some sunscreen. These days, there’s no excuse! Sunscreen now is a lot cheaper than cancer later. Also it’s cheaper than anti-wrinkle cream. 🙂

Here’s a list of sunscreens ranked by the safest ones.   I could give you names of my favourites but those brands may not be available in your country.

Above all, I always make sure to stay hydrated. No, sea water doesn’t count. 😛 Neither does vodka! Heatstroke is not sexy, yo.

How do you protect yourself from the sun?




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