Hi friends! It’s almost summertime and we’re gearing up for warm beach days, hiking trails, and adventures at the zoo! What are some fun activities that you are planning for yourself and/or family this year? Are you packing an SPF in your bag, too?
To be honest, I never gave much thought to applying a generous amount of SPF when going outside until a few years ago. It just wasn’t something that I felt was as important since I wasn’t out at the beach, but oh was I so wrong. Even in the cold months, the sun is still shining and can cause damage to your skin. Applying an SPF every 2 hours when outside can help with sunburn, wrinkles, premature aging, and skin cancer.
Sunscreen was first designed in the 1930’s by an Australian man named Milton Blake. He spent nearly 12 years perfecting a formula that worked and is still around today! SPF helps block your skin from the sun’s radiation. Did you know that our sun emits two types of radiation? They’re UVA and UVB — The UVA rays are the contributing signs of aging in our skin such as fine lines and wrinkles. I’ve spent the last few months trying to find the ideal SPF and it was hard picking just 1! Check out my 2 favorites that I know you will love, too!
Bliss Block Star SPF 30
Price: $25 / 1.4 fl oz
- blends easily with no white cast
- clean mineral sun protection
- non-comedogenic (zero breakouts)
Eclipse Sheer Mineral Sunscreen
Price: $25 – 1oz / $48 – 2oz
This pretty SPF was created by a certified health scientist and herbalist. Ali, the woman behind the brand Earth Harbor is dedicated to only using mindful ingredients from the land and sea to bring us clean skincare gems that we can trust.
My favorite feature that Earth Harbor offers is a skin quiz that is completely customizable to your specific skin’s needs. This way you can receive the gems
- 100% natural
- Non-greasy and doesn’t leave behind a chalky residue on my face/hands
- Blends evenly into all skin tones