Beautified: Get Sunscreen Savvy

Oh hey, is it actually summer weather? No. Of course not. Just kidding. 
We are escaping Chicago for some much-needed sunshine.  Since my prayers for stunning exotic dark skin have not been answered, I might as well leave this here.
Sunscreen acts as a shield to the skin. Mom Dermatologists recommend putting sunscreen on every. day. of. the. year.
 For daily usage, an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15+ is recommended. However, if you are outside baking, there are some additional things to consider.
TIME just released this curious article stating that 80% of sunscreens don’t actually work. Yikes.
In fact, Neutrogena was pointed as the brand most at fault for over-promising and under-delivering.
So what should you look for…
 
Titanium Dioxide
A mineral that shields the skin from UVA and UVB rays.
Zinc Oxide
A mineral that prevents UVA and UVB light from damaging the skin.
(We love L’Oreal’s Sublime Sun!)
sunscreen
Of course, there other things you’ll want to keep on hand too. That wide brimmed hat and over-sized sunglasses?
Consider them a major do. Make sure the sunglasses have UV protection.
Don’t forget to protect your lips as well!
How do you keep cool in the summer?

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