Sun Safe

It's Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you will be spending your weekend spending some quality time with your friends and family. I'll be with a bunch of my girlfriends at a bachelorette party! Check out my instagram to see where I'm going.

Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the Summer season which means we all will start spending alot more time outside! Just this weekend I'll be poolside 2 or 3 days. With more time outside, you must be sun smart. Making a little extra effort to have sun protection will pay off in the long run. Sun burns, premature aging, sun cancer.... we all know the risks of too much sun exposure. Taking a few steps to protect yourself will pay off in the long run. I'm sharing today a few tips and how I manage my sun exposure.

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I'll start with the most obvious step in sun protection, sunscreen! Not everyone has porcelain skin like I do, but everyone should wear some form of sunscreen. You can still get a tan when you have spf on! My daily moisturizer has spf in it but I'm going to spend any extended time outside, I'll wear actual sunscreen. 

I wear between spf 30 and spf 50 depending on the situation. My favorite sunscreens are the spray ones because of the ease of application. It is also easier to get the hard to reach spots. Just don't forget to rub it in!  If you have sensitive skin or breakout easily, I would recommend a separate facial sunscreen. They are made especially for your face and won't irritate it. 

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Another great form of sun protection is a hat. It is a fashion statement and sun protection all rolled into one item. I previously styled this hat in this post here and have been incorporating it into alot of looks. It will be with me each and every pool day!

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The sun can not only hurt your skin but it can wreak havoc on your hair too. UV rays can dry out your hair and damage it. It can also bleach out your hair and fade your hair color. When I was younger I liked the sun to bleach out my blonde hair now I pay money for my hair color and don't want the sun to change it!

Many hair products now have UV protection in them. They can help prevent damage and color fading. Add this spray to your pool or beach bag and spray a layer over your hair when you apply sunscreen. If you use hair spray, switch to this one during the summer and you will always have some UV protection. 

Kara Krittenbrink

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