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Inspiring Looks to Keep Skin Healthy This Summer

There’s nothing like walking outside and feeling the rays of sunlight beaming on your face.  It creates a high that’s hard to duplicate anywhere else.  That’s why I love being outside in the summertime!  However, in the summer, your skin can be the most vulnerable because we tend to expose more of our skin.  Ultraviolet (UV) rays are also stronger in the spring and summer seasons.  Though UV rays only make up a small portion of the sun’s rays, when they do reach your skin, they can damage your cell’s DNA and stop the normal growth of your skin cells.  

Prolonged exposure to UV rays make you more at risk for sunburn.  The more sunburn you’ve experienced, the more at risk you are for skin cancer.  UV rays are strongest between the hours of 10am and 4pm.  But when you’re on vacation or out and about, that’s exactly the time of day you’re more than likely to be outside!  So instead of hiding inside all day, there are some ways you can limit your skin’s exposure to UV rays.  Below I've found some looks for 4 sun-blocking items you can wear for protection and still look cute at the same time. 

Sunglasses

I see no point in buying sunglasses unless they are big and cover half of your face! You need them to protect your eyes and the bigger they are, they can also provide protection for your face.  Sunglasses give you the perfect opportunity to glam it up!
                                          

Wildfox ,"La Femme" Sunglasses                                     Chloe, Oversized Blue Sunglasses
Retail: $169                                                                          Retail:  $276

Ray Ban, Flat Top Boyfriend Sunglasses
Retail: $150

 

Hats

Hats are the perfect way to shield your face from the sun.  I love a big floppy or funky hat to play up the drama.  Try wearing a dramatic hat while you're running normal errands-it’ll add a little excitement to a regular day :)

 

Asos, Catarzi Wide Brim Straw Hat                                        J Crew, Panama Hat
Retail:  $81                                                                                 Retail:  $58

 

Eric Javits, Raffia Wide Brim Hat

Maxi Dresses

I love to feel the swish of maxi dresses as I walk.  These dresses have come back in the past couple of years, and there are plenty of beautiful choices to choose from.  Maxis are good for providing limited sun protection for your legs, but still allow a nice breeze to help you deal with the hot weather.  Wear light, airy colors to keep yourself cool.

  

ASOS, Tea Maxi Dress in Floral Bloom                       Vince Camuto, Marrakesh Tapestry Print Maxi Dress
Retail:  $100                                                                    Retail:  $179

 

 
Jack by BB Dakota Painstroke Chiffon Maxi
Retail:  $78

Lightweight Sweaters

I know, I know...who wants to wear a sweater in the summer?  It may not seem like the best idea but the long sleeves can provide some protection for your arms.  You can choose a lighter option so that you don't feel weighed down.

       

Dorothy Perkins, Rose Rib Sparkle Long Cardigan      Anthtropologie, Ribbed Linen Pullover
Retail:  $44                                                                         Retail:  $88

Asos, Glamorous Pointelle Maxi Cardigan with Kimono Sleeves

Retail:  $64

What do you wear to keep cool and protected in the summer?

 

  • July 23, 2015
  • Tiffany A

I’m Tiffany, and the drastic changes to my skin in my late 20s, led me to start making my own skin products. I've learned that managing my eating habits, stress, and my skin regimen is helping to get my skin back on track. Now I blog about my skin struggles and what I’ve learned along the way. Check out my awesome body butters here.

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Anali Martinez

July 23, 2015

Thanks for sharing!! I am all about keeping my skin healthy! These are awesome and cute ways to do that!