|SPF Pants: c/o Cabana Life
Tank Top: Loft ($9.99)
Straw Crossbody Bag: Amazon ($22)
Sandals: Loft (old), similar here
Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
Sun Protection All Year Round
This is probably already known but the sun’s UV rays are very harmful. The unfortunate misconception is that you only need to protect yourself from the sun during warmer seasons. Since the sun is around pretty much every day, it is just as harmful in the summer as it is in the winter. Therefore, it is important to have sun protection all year round.
UVA versus UVB
UVA (Ultraviolet A) Rays penetrate into the skin more and can cause premature skin aging and wrinkling and suppress the immune system. They are present during the day and through clouds and glass.
UVB (Ultraviolet B) is the cause of skin reddening and sunburns. They damange the outer layers. It is also the UV ray responsible for causing skin cancer.
Made It A Habit
Last week, we were in Florida and it was extremely hot! I swear I felt every sun ray on my body. Ever since I learned how harmful the sun is all year round, I’ve had the habit of protecting my skin all year in Chicago. I took extra caution while I was in Florida. Below are habits I included in my daily life to protect myself from the sun.
4 Tips For Sun Protection
1. Wear sunscreen.
Anywhere on your body that your skin is exposed to the sun, put on some sunscreen. It is recommended to use at least SPF 15. My motto is, the stronger the sun, the higher the SPF. My favorite sunscreen is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch, and if you have sensitive skin this one is a good option too. I use a separate sunscreen for my face and I love love love MISSHA’s sun milk face sunscreen. It doesn’t have that gooey, sticky sunscreen feeling at all. If anything, it feels powdery smooth and it is perfect for my sensitive skin and I use it as part of my morning skincare routine. They also have a waterproof version.
2. Wear Sunglasses.
Not only does your skin have to be protected, but your eyes should be too. The sun can seriously damage your eyes if they are not properly cared for. Remember the total eclipse? Same concept goes for your day to day. So make sure your sunglasses are not only chic, but it provides UV protection. My favorite place to get sunglasses is Zenni Optical. They have amazing selections and the lens are completely customizable for an affordable price. You can add prescription to them if you’d like.
3. Stay In The Shade.
Try not to be in the sun unless you have to. Although being in the shade doesn’t always protect you from UV rays (you still need to wear sunscreen), it is better than being in direct sunlight.
4. Wear UPF Clothing.
Many people don’t realize this, but there are clothes out there that have UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor). The fabric is made to be effective against UVA & UVB light. I will admit that not many UPF clothing pieces are cute, but I have one place that is my go-to. I shared about them last year and you bet I brought Cabana Life pieces with me to Florida. Cabana Life’s clothes have a UPF 50, which is the highest fabric rating. It blocks approximately 98% of UVA & UVB rays. I will admit, what initially drew me to them is their cute clothes! I love it when a brand is fashionable and functional! My lounge pants have UPF and they’re totally breathable too! Because man was Florida HOT!!
Cabana Life’s Fall Collection
Hopefully, you all have a better understanding why it is so important to protect yourself from the sun all year round. No matter where you are, hot or cold climate, the sun is always there and its rays can be harmful. Cabana Life has a Fall collection, and I think they are perfect outfits for Fall.
If you want to test them out, Cabana Life has been generous enough to give one of my readers a $50 gift card. This is a perfect way to get started on protecting your skin! Giveaway will end on Wednesday, October 25 at midnight (CST). To enter, you just have to follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter.