Summer Skincare

Summer is tough on skin.  Especially for an Irish girl like me.  I constantly have to apply sunscreen and when I forget to I am burnt for a week.  Summer is definitely not a time to be lax on skin protection.

Sunscreen

For my body I tend to use Coppertone Sport spray sunscreen because its a lot faster, but liquid sunscreen is better for making sure you cover your whole body.  On occasion I miss an entire strip of skin on my leg and will get a very awkward sunburn there.

My face is very sensitive, so I never use the sports sunscreens on my face because they are oily and make me break out.  That is probably a common occurrence among everyone.  I found this sunscreen COOLA which I have been using for a few years now and absolutely love it for my face.

I love using COOLA because it is a mineral based product, is great for sensitive skin and is good for the environment.

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The tinted sunscreen is a fantastic primer for makeup but can also just been worn alone.  Its a win, win! I like the ones that have a matte finish because the spf in sunscreens can sometimes make skin look shiny in photos.  Some also have cucumber or rose in it, which is very refreshing for summer.

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Accessories

Wearing a hat in the summer has saved my face from many sunburns. I invested in a wide-brimmed hat from j. crew which I wear all the time in the summer.  I recommend this to everyone because the sun can be very tough on your face.  I once was on vacation and was not protecting my face very well from the sun and ended up with a sunburn that made me look like I had a red mustache.  Needless to say I am not letting that happen again.  Even though I am young, I am being proactive about my skincare because I know my future self will thank me when I don’t have wrinkles at the age of 50. 🙂

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Let me know how you keep your skin protected in the summer! Tell me if you found my tips helpful.

xx, Kendall

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