Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Sun

As I'm sure you're well aware, summer is (finally) in full swing. With it comes all of the outdoor activities everyone loves: picnics, days at the beach, parades, dining al fresco, and also lots of time in the sun. This summer I am finally becoming more proactive about protecting my skin from the sun.

I don't know why took me so long to realize how important sun protection is, but I'm glad I'm finally seeing it now. Skin cancer and premature skin aging are no joke, and I intend to do everything possible to prevent both.

j. crew straw hat | j. crew panama hat
michael kors sunglasses
aveeno lotion SPF 15 | smashbox photo finish primer SPF 20 | neutrogena sunscreen SPF 55

My summer sun essentials are pretty straightforward. I just bought the J. Crew panama hat and I love it. I think every single person on my instagram feed owns the same one. It's a keeper. I also love a good pair of sunglasses. Michael Kors makes my favorites. 

For skin care products, I'm obsessed with Aveeno's daily moisturizing lotion. It feels like normal lotion but has SPF 15 built in. I also love the Smashbox primer with SPF 20 and the above Neutrogena sunscreen is my absolute favorite. Whatever you prefer to use, it's so important to wear sunscreen every. single. day. Not just in the summer, but all year round.

Along with the preventative measures above, you should be sure to visit your dermatologist for an annual exam. That way if anything is wrong, they can catch it before it gets too serious. I have mine scheduled for next week.

What are your favorite summer skin care products? I would love to know!


  1. wonderful picks, loving the hats!

  2. Great choice,I love hats - I bought four hats for this summer! :) x

  3. I have the same panama hat! Ha :) It really is the best. I won't buy daytime moisturizer anymore if it doesn't have SPF in it. Especially at 5000+ feet, the sun is so harsh! I have some Aveeno face sunscreens, and a bunch of Neutrogena stuff. It's so so important! There's a Shiseido sunscreen I use skiing that I need to buy more of for summer, too. Hooray for skincare! And awesome hats :)

    <3 Josephine