Summer is quickly upon our Aussie, South American & South African customers, and we want to share this blog just for them! (Or for you North Americans vacationing 🙂 )
Melanoma, primarily caused from ultraviolet radiation, is the deadliest and most common form of skin cancer. Despite our knowledge about the causes and risks of the disease, we continue to jeopardize our health by willingly exposing ourselves to the sun and other forms of UV light. We feel as if we have to either prioritize our skin and safety or our style and trendiness. But what if I told you it was possible to choose both? While many of us believe that we have to fry our skin to get the perfect tan or wear revealing swimwear to look trendy at the beach, it is possible to stay fashionable and stylish while also protecting your skin. The following tips and tricks will allow you to be the trendiest, yet also safest during all of your summer adventures.
Wear Cover Ups That are Both Protective and Stylish
When you think about covering up at the beach, you may think that means throwing on an old, unflattering t-shirt over your bathing suit. However, there are endless styles and types of trendy coverups that will keep you protected and feeling confident. Almost any store that sells swimwear will have options for cover ups, but there are also many stores and websites that specialize in sun protective swimwear and activewear. Hydrochic, a modest swim and activewear company actually offers products that provide you with an additional UPF 50+ of sun protection! Regardless of what type of cover up and protecting clothing you choose, it is important that you focus on covering the especially susceptible parts of your body such as your shoulders and neck.
Hats Are Another Trendy Form of Protection With Options for Everyone
While cover ups do a great job of protecting many highly sun sensitive parts of your body (shoulders, neck, back, etc.), they fail to cover and prevent UV rays from hitting the various exposed areas on your face. Hats are the perfect solution for this. Coming in a variety of fashionable styles, there are appealing options for everyone that will provide necessary coverage and protection. However, it is important to remember that not all hats provide an equal amount of coverage. Broad brimmed and bucket hats are the safest to wear since they cover all parts of your face including your ears. The Pouted Fashion Blog claims that brimmed hats such as straw hats, super floppy hats, boater sun hats, cotton beach sun hats, banded fedoras, and fringed sun hats are some of the hottest summer 2017 fashion trends, so no need to worry about choosing between your health and your style.
Choose Your Makeup and Face Products Wisely
Every woman uses her fair share of makeup and face products. Although many of us have become accustomed to specific brands and types, there are many UV protectant options that will provide you with the same results while also combating dangerous sun exposure. Lip balms, face makeup, and moisturizers with SPF sunscreen are a few of many sun protectant products that will help shield your skin. You can find all of these products at your local drugstore, and you will see that they come in a variety of brands and types. So do you really have to choose between your looks and your skin health? No, you don’t. These products will help glamorize your face while also keeping you melanoma free.
Your skin is precious, and Skin Cancer, specifically melanoma is a dangerous and deadly disease. I promise that you will no longer feel trendy when you have a massive sunburn, or even worse, skin cancer. Nothing is worth the risk, but luckily you no longer need to choose between your health and your appearance. There are plenty of options that will help you achieve the best of both worlds and allow you to remain both safe and stylish at the same time.