May 26, 2011

Summer Essentials

Since Memorial Day Weekend is the first official weekend of summer, I thought it would be appropriate to share some of my summer essentials.  More like my summer sun survival products.

I tan very easily and rarely burn.  I can be in the sun less than thirty minutes and will have tan lines.  This does not mean that I skimp on the sunscreen.  I use mostly Coppertone products.

It is nice to have a sunscreen specifically for your face.  It is less oily and doesn't cake on like other sunscreens.
Coppertone Sport is great for those sweaty days or just days when you might forget to reapply.
Speaking of reapplying.  You need to reapply every couple of hours for it to really work.

Even when trying to bronze, you need to wear something with a little SPF.  Believe the sun will get through.
If you do get too much sun and look like a human lobster, make sure you have a good after-sun lotion with aloe.  Aloe is a natural burn healer.  True Story: When I was 4, I put my whole palm on a hot iron.  My nanny luckily had an aloe plant.  She broke open one leaf and pour the pure aloe on my hand.  It prevented me from having any scars from the burn.  I like Banana Boat Aloe After-Sun lotion.

Being outside and in the sun as much as I am throughout the summer and the rest of the year, proper eyewear is a must.  I honestly cannot be outside without a pair of sunglasses.  I swear by my Costas (aka Frat goggles).  If you are going to be out and about on the water, I suggest you invest in a pair of polarized sunglasses.  Once you go polarized, you will never go back.  They are a little more expensive, but they are worth the money.  I promise!

I typically wear a hat when on the beach or on the boat just to shade my face.  I am not a huge fan of floppy hats.  I am more of a baseball hat wearer.  No one said it couldn't be cute.


Happy Sunning!



  1. I just got my first pair of polarized sunglasses and it is like seeing the world in a whole new light! they are fantastic

  2. I am so jealous that you tan and rarely burn because I am the opposite--I burn and rarely tan! I will be covering up lots this weekend when we go out boating (if the weather cooperates) :)

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  3. I"m definitely a ballcap kind of gal too! :) Yay for summer!!!
    xo:: Lauren @ tickled.

  4. I pretty much always burn with my fair skin, but what are ya gonna do? I do use sun screen though!

  5. I'm the same way--I get black in the summertime and rarely burn! And though I love floppy hats, they're too fussy for being out on the water--I'd much prefer a baseball cap and have been eying those Southern Proper ones!


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