The Fourth is right around the corner, which means a day of family, fun, and obviously, fireworks. Remember though, while you’re out basking in the sun, celebrating America’s birthday, to make sure your skin isn’t suffering.
We spend our Fourth bouncing between family get-togethers and barbecues, out hiking and hanging at the beach. And, however you choose to spend yours, chances are your skin’s going to need a little TLC.
So, we put together a couple guidelines to help you and your skin both enjoy the Fourth of July equally.
Know your SPF
Don’t let high SPFs fool you. The highest number isn’t necessarily the best for your skin. Most dermatologists actually recommend between a SPF 15-30. After that, the numbers just get silly, and aren’t even providing more protection than these lower SPFs. If you’re worried your skin is burning, then instead of lathering on an SPF 50, just reapply your SPF 30 frequently.
And, if you feel like your skin has had a little too much time in the sun, don’t worry, your day doesn’t have to end. Just pack yourself a stylish cover-up or lightweight t-shirt and throw it on. Pair this with a sun hat, and not only are you cool and covered, but also sunburn-free and ready to continue your Fourth of July festivities.
Pack That Lip Balm
Okay, so we remember our sunscreen to protect our bodies from the sun. But, what about our mouths? Our lips are some of the more sensitive skin on our face, however we often forget that they need protection, too. Make sure you pack a lip balm, and just like sunscreen, reapply throughout the day. Because burgers and brats just don’t taste as great when your lips are sunburnt.
Psssst, want to know what else needs protection from the sun? Your eyes. So, when you pack that lip balm, remember to toss in a pair of sunglasses, too.
And, hydrate your skin! When you’re spending all day out in the summer sun, it’s important to hydrate, inside and out. Make sure you’re drinking lots of the water. And, at the end of the day, make sure you give back some moisture to your skin (because, hey our skin gets thirsty, too).
May we recommend some leg softening cream to keep that skin feeling good? With ingredients like deionized water and Jojoba oil, our leg softening cream refreshes and nourishes the skin, without the use of any harsh chemicals.
So now, our skin can be just as psyched as we are to spend all day outside, under the summer sun. We hope you and your skin have a very happy and healthy Fourth of July.