Summer Fun in The Sun
Don’t you just love spring and the summer that’s coming? The pools, parks and beaches are all calling. Time to think about the summer wardrobe and all the summer fun. Shorts are nifty and there are all sorts to choose from. Sunscreen is a must, use at least a 30 SPF, and you shouldn’t depend on it to protect you all day. Reapply ever hour and a half and use at least an ounce an application. You can still have a summer tan, even if you are cooped up inside all day. Think Self Tanners.
Summer is almost here and it’s time to dig out the shorts and crop tops. If you’re not into short shorts, Bermudas are the way to go. They are not too short, not too long,not too baggy, they keep you cool and look good. Skorts are also nice and a little dressier. That extra flap at the front has the same slimming effect as an A-line skirt. Navy blue is a natty color that always looks good with white, which is our favorite summer non-color. Sneakers come in all colors and are easy on the feet on long summer days outdoors. Contrasting laces are tops this season and you can change them for a different look. Foot Thongs are also popular if you have your toes toughened up enough to wear them in comfort.
Don’t forget the sunblock on the long summer days ahead. The average sunblock doesn’t really smell good and the higher the SPF the worse it smells. Many companies are adding perfume to take away some of the unpleasant smell but if you are allergic to scent, you should know that just because a product is labeled unscented it doesn’t mean it’s made without perfume. For that, be sure it’s labeled fragrance free.
There are some sun screens that aren’t as sticky as others. Creams and lotions are the most moisturizing but gels, sprays and foams are less greasy. Remember that gels are alcohol based so you’ll want to keep it away from your eyes. If you’re going to be in the sun long, use at least an SPF of 30. Don’t trust a high number to protect you all day. Remember to reapply your sunscreen ever hour and a half, and it takes at least an ounce to do the job, more if you are large sized. If you spend most of your days inside you can still look tanned. Self tanners deliver a nice tint in hours, but glow moisturizers gradually deliver color over several days and gives and more natural light tan. Apply evenly and put little to none on your elbows and knees.
Lips are the worse to get squamous cells so use lip balm with a high SPF. Don’t use plain lip gloss in the sun. It’s said to attract sun and does nothing to protect the lips.