Are you gearing up for summer? You know I am because I’ve already planned my summer wardrobe! I just can’t wait to have moments like this one ↑ on the beach with my kids. But we always wear sunscreen and we never leave home without it. Neither should you!
Why is it Important to Wear Sunscreen Every Day?
Well, we’ve heard it time and time again. UVA and UVB rays are extremely damaging to the skin and contribute to skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UVA rays account for up to 95 percent of the UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface. They cause many signs of premature aging. UVB rays are more intense and can cause skin reddening and sunburn.
Therefore, using a protective sunscreen is paramount. Sunscreen helps guard against harmful UVA/UVB rays and helps to reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Make sure to always use a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher, and use it daily. Look for a sunscreen without the ingredient oxybenzone, which has been linked to irritation, sensitization, allergies, and possible hormone disruption.
How Do You Wear Sunscreen Every Day?
My favorite beauty brand, Beautycounter, has a sunscreen line called Countersun. The formula includes not only UVA and UVB ray protection but also protects skin against Blue Light, or High Energy Visible (HEV) light. With technology literally everywhere, we really need extra protection against the harmful rays emitted by cell phones, computers, TV’s, tablets, etc.
You can easily apply sunscreen to your face by using a stick like the Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick. Just swipe on your face, and you’re good to go. There’s no white residue and you can wear it under makeup, which is an added bonus. If you like tinted moisturizers, some contain SPF. This one is my favorite!
Countersun comes in a mist too. You can think of the mist as aerosol spray’s healthier, safer cousin! Similar to an aerosol, Countersun delivers convenience and even application. Unlike an aerosol, Countersun is air-powered. This means harmful propellant chemicals aren’t sprayed into the atmosphere or onto the skin, which makes it safer for everyone!
The newest addition to the Countersun line is the Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist. It provides all of the coverage and none of the concern because it comes in two shades: Light-Medium and Medium-Deep. The beauty of this tinted version is that it helps camouflage imperfections and even out skin tone. Now, how awesome is that?!!!
With any sunscreen, make sure that you apply sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure. You should reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours. For your kiddos under 6 months, make sure you consult with your pediatrician first.
What are the Health Benefits of Wearing Sunscreen?
You will experience several health benefits when you wear sunscreen every day. Here are just a few:
- The physical formulation of a product like Countersun provides an effective shield from skin-aging rays. In addition, it is gentle and pleasant feeling on the skin.
- It’s formulated with organic coconut oil and organic shea butter. So, it delivers an ultra-moisturizing experience without the need for neurotoxic preservatives and serious allergens like MIT (Methylisothiazolinone).
- It does not contain Octinoxate & Oxybenzone, which contribute to the collapse of coral reefs around the world. This makes Countersun safer for people and our oceans.
- Kids love it! When I spray it on my kids, they giggle (which makes me giggle)! And, everyone knows that laughing is good for your health!😊
So what are you waiting for? Order your sunscreen now, and you’ll be ready for summer fun in the sun!
Have a good one, everybody!
Mrs. Traylor is a Fitness Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach, AFPA Certified Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist, wife, and momma who provides actionable advice for positive lifestyle changes with fitness, nutrition, and wellness. Read about Wendy’s inspiring entrepreneurial journey, and subscribe to Wendy’s newsletter here!