Hello Gorgeous! Today I’ve teamed up with SUMMERSKIN to bring you both style and sun protection tips for this summer! We all want to enjoy ourselves in the summer sun this season, look amazing doing it, AND protect our skin from harmful Ultra Violet (UV) rays!
For those who are just stopping by the blog for the first time Summer was diagnosed with melanoma in her left leg at the age of 26 . She caught the cancer early and her dermatologist recommended she start wearing clothing with UPF fabric. When Summer looked around the internet to see what options were available she was not impressed. Determined to look stylish and protect her skin from the sun SUMMERSKIN was created!
KEEP YOUR SKIN PROTECTED BY WEARING SUMMERSKIN
In today’s post I am wearing the GORGEOUS “Your Perfect Chambray Shirt Dress.” I have to admit I am completely obsessed with this casual, chic dress. Not only am I protecting my skin from the sun, but there are so many ways to style a chambray shirt dress!
I love the belt at the waist which highlights the tiniest part of your torso and how you can turn the belt into a feminine bow! You also have the option of removing the belt and adding your own depending on your personal style!
With this chambray dress you can easily transition your look from day to night simply by changing your accessories and shoes. I’ve been wearing my Hunter Boots and Converse during the day and for a date night adding my favorite Chanel flats or a pair of heels.
SUNSCREEN IS YOUR SUMMER BEAUTY MUST HAVE
SOME FACTS ABOUT UV RAYS
-While UV rays do produce some benefits such as helping the body produce vitamin D and help boost our moods- UV rays also have serious side effects. These side effects include:
-According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency UV rays account for 90% of all premature aging. (umm… that’s a HUGE number!)
-People who wear sunscreen daily decrease their risk of melanoma by 50% according to the Journal of Clinical Oncology
-The Journal of the American Medical Association state that 1 in every 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime!
SUNSCREEN YOU CAN USE ALL YEAR LONG
Since I’m not a huge fan of the stats listed above (and I’m guessing you aren’t either!) I’m sharing some of the sunscreen I love and I’m breaking it down into two categories. The first category is the sunscreen you can buy from the store that I’ve used and loved. The second category are organic oils you can use in place of the traditional sunscreen since some women love to use these type of items.
The Traditional Options
Aveno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing lotion SPF 15– I absolutely LOVE this lotion and keep a bottle of it on my bathroom counter at all times. The lotion leaves my skin feeling ridiculously soft and never dry. I can’t get enough!
NATURAL SPF OPTIONS
When I was doing some reasearch for this post I found there were some organic options for sunscreen that I had no idea about! You can use organic oils (some of them having large amounts of SPF!) to help protect your skin from UV rays! Say whatttt?! Yes, it’s awesome!
- Carrot Seed Oil- SPF 38-40 and super rich in anti oxidants
- Raspberry Seed Oil- SPF 30 and rich in omeg-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
- Wheatgerm- SPF 20 and gives skin a boost of Vitamin C
- Avocado Oil- SPF 15
- Soybean Oil- SPF 10 and works as a really good moisturizer
Help spread the word about skin protection and share this post or head over to SUMMERSKIN to shop ultra chic pieces and learn more about ways to protect your skin from the sun! What did you think of today’s post?! I would love to talk with you in the comments below!
Thank you so much for stopping by Blush & Camo!
*Thank you to SUMMERSKIN for sponsoring this post
Dress- SUMMERSKIN use code “BLUSH20” for 20% off your ENTIRE purchase! (valid through July 4th)
Shoes- Marc Fisher
Hat- Forever 21