Sun Safety Tips

So in one of my recent Summer must have posts I said “Skin cancer is the cancer of this generation,”. And it’s 100% true. According to skincancer.org (check them out for more info) 1 out of every 5 people will get skin cancer. And those odds only increase for women (and men) who sit in the sun a lot and go to tanning salons regularly. And while those numbers seem scary, there are some things you can do to help protect yourself. And while I can’t guarantee these tips will totally protect you, every little bit counts! So keep reading to find out some of my best sun safety tips!

  • Find Shade - Between the hours of 10am - 4pm the Sun’s rays are the strongest so def try to find the shade. If you’re at the beach or pool, I suggest bringing an umbrella.
  • Cover Up - While we all love bikinis and skimpy cover-ups, you (and your skin) will be thankful in the long run for wearing long sleeve rash guards, hats and sunglasses whenever possible.
  • Use Sunscreen Everyday - EVERY SINGLE FREAKING DAY!!!       
  • Apply and Reapply - Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and then every two hours once, or immediately after swimming or sweating a lot.        
  • Full Coverage - Remember to put sunscreen on your ears, nose, shoulders, back and if your hair is parted/up even put sunscreen on your scalp.
  • Choose the right SPF - Anything above 50 SPF won’t actually work as well as you think it will. Choose something 15-50 SPF and as I said before reapply every 2 hours.
  • Look at Ingredients - Try and avoid sunscreens with Vitamin A which has shown that it can lead to tumors/lesions. Also try to avoid sunscreens with Oxybenzone which can throw off your hormonal balance.
  • DO NOT SUNBATHE + DO NOT GO TO TANNING SALONS - This is the biggest thing I can tell you. Try spraytans if necessary or just go pale (basically like I do every single day!).       

So these are some of my tips to help protect yourself from the sun. Remember that you’re the only person who can truly protect yourself and please please please take these tips into consideration when going on some amazing adventures this summer!




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