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