Get Sun Set: Sun Safety & Protection
School is about to be out! This weekend we welcome the summer break for kiddos, which means water play at the pool, the lake, or the ocean is right around the corner. That also means we need to be properly protected from the sun.
Sun Safety Tips:
Cover up with protective clothing: loose-fitting shirts, hats, shorts and pants work great. Also don’t forget sunglasses.
Stay in the shade: under a tree, an umbrella, or a canopy for more protection, especially for small children.
Watch the clock: go outdoors earlier or later in the day when the sun is less intense.
Pick a GOOD sunscreen: make sure it’s broad-spectrum, with SPF 15 - 50, and REAPPLY every 80-90 minutes, especially after being in the water. Also use moisturizers, lip and hair products that include SPF.
For more tips, check out the information at the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Below we chat more about how to protect ourselves from the sun safely, without the harsh chemicals that have the potential to harm both the body and the environment.
My go-to mineral sunscreen is Beautycounter’s Countersun line with SPF 30: the Mist (now also with a Tinted option), Lotion, and Facestick (works great for the busy toddlers). One of the great new items is also the hydrating After Sun Cooling Gel.
Why It’s Better (And Safer): the non-nano zinc oxide is a safer mineral (physical) blocker that sits on the surface of the skin and bounces sun’s rays away, instead of using potentially irritating chemical filters. It’s effective for the aging UVA and burning UVB broad-spectrum exposure. Additionally, we never use octinoxate or oxybenzone, ingredients that may contribute to the collapse of coral reefs, making our sunscreen safer for both people and our oceans. And our mist is air-powered, so you don’t have to worry about polluting the environment with aerosol.
NOW…..can you handle more good news?! Shopping today through next Tuesday 5/28 for your #betterbeauty products, whether it’s to replenish your favorites, try some new yet-to-be favorites, or start swapping your stash for cleaner options, will get you an awesome sun set as a gift (3 oz. Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist and a 1 oz. Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion) to keep you protected and safer while being environmentally-conscious! That’s a WIN-WIN-WIN!
Need some suggestions on how to reach $125?! I’m here to help. I’ll offer you some of my favorites right here 👇🏼
For a radiant glow: Cleansing Balm (new lower price $69 & my all-time favorite) + Overnight Resurfacing Peel ($63) = $132
For hydrated, brighter skin: Best of Beautycounter Set ($89; includes Cleansing Balm, Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion, #1 Brightening Facial Oil, #3 Balancing Facial Charcoal Mask) + #3 Balancing Facial Mist ($39) = $125
For youthful-looking Skin: Countermatch Regimen (already 10% discount to $166; includes Pure Calm Cleansing Milk, Intense Moisture Serum, Adaptive Moisture Lotion, Recovery Eye Cream)
For your daily make-up look (6 products in 5 minutes that I use daily): customizable Flawless in Five ($150 already discounted 10%; Dew Skin or Tint Skin; Concealer Pen; Brow Gel or Brow Pencil; Lengthening or Volumizing Mascara; Satin Powder Blush; and non-sticky, satin-smooth Lip Gloss)
For a more elevated going-out look (4 products): customizable Get The Look set ($115, includes eyeshadow palette; eye pencil; bronzer or highlighter; and lipstick) + Makeup Remover Wipes ($20; also biodegradable and can be composted) = $135
The perfect Father’s Day gift set: the Counterman Shave regimen ($102; includes Daily Exfoliating Cleanser; Smoothing Shave Cream; Clarifying Toner Pads; Oil-free Fave Lotion) + Energizing Charcoal Body Wash ($25) = $127
Need more ideas?! I’m happy to help & be your personal shopper! 😉
Plus for all my overachievers, if you become a part of the Band of Beauty rewards program ($29/year), you get an extra gift, free shipping over $100+, 10% product credit to use within 90 days, plus special deals for members only.