May 8, 2015

Sunshine Essentails

Vacation may be over, but this warm weather looks like it may be here to stay!  After some serious skin scares and a surgery last year, I have been more strict about keeping the sun off my skin. This is something we all need to be aware of as we spend more time outside in the warmer months ahead.  Our most recent trip was my first big brush with the sun since last Summer and I came armed and ready.  

I am a big fan of spray sunscreens, but I generally don't feel as protected when I use them as when I use a lotion.  My friend Helen introduced me to this Babyganics spray lotion sunscreen.  It is a true lotion that you spray on, making it super easy to use on yourself and the kids.  It is the most easy to reapply sunscreen, and it is very gentle, making it perfect for sensitive skin. 

I have been on the hunt for the perfect beach hat to protect my face, pack nicely, and fit my giant head - enter the Cappelli Straworld Pack A Hat!  It comes in the cutest little bag, which doubles as a clutch (saving on packing space!), is meant to be folded and packed, and offers UPF of 50+!  The best part?  The $25 price tag!

Did you know that May is Melanoma Awareness Month?  Some facts about Melanoma via:
  • One American dies from Melanoma per hour, on average
  • Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for 25-29 year olds
  • When caught early, melanoma is highly treatable
  • A mole becomes cancerous years after the skin has been burnt

Prevention tips via

  • Stay indoors between 10 am and 4 pm
  • Seek shade (umbrella, tree, etc.)
  • Cover up with a long sleeve shirt or hat
  • Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher 

You can shop all of my essentials, including my new favorite hat with free shipping here!  

Sunshine I am ready for you!

Have a fabulous weekend!


*I received a hat from Cappelli Straworld, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. You have me craving a pool day! :)

  2. Yay for practicing safe sun! It's so tempting to go lay out every time it's beautiful out, but you have to protect yourself. Love all these tips, and that hat is too cute :)

    Happy Friday gurlie <3

  3. I think it's so important to be diligent with skincare especially in the sun and it's funny how as we get older we don't want to be in the sun but still want the heat lol! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Love all of your sunshine essentials! My grandfather had melanoma and sadly I don't reapply sunscreen as often as I should... eek... but when I do I lather it on! And I never sun my face. My poor face is like 5 shades lighter than the rest of me but that's what makeup is for haha!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. Great tips and reminders. I'm serious about sunscreen especially down here. I burn SO easily - which is strange because I'm on the darker side, but there's nothing worse than being in pain from a sunburn!

  6. Love that hat! I need something lighter for the beach, my big floppy hat is cute but kind of gets in the way of laying back and relaxing - which is exactly what the beach is for!!

  7. Cute hat! My aunt had melanoma removed from her lip last fall and my mom had to have the tip of her nose "frozen" for melanoma. NOT worth the sun exposure for sure. Love your info and facts for staying safe outside, girl! Happy weekend (and I'll be wearing my sunscreen, don't worry!) ;)

  8. Great post and reminder about the importance of taking care of your skin in the sun! I'll definitely be checking out that sunscreen because I also like the convienence of a spray, but the protection of a lotion! Have a great weekend! xoxo

  9. I'm so glad you love the Babyganics! We live for it in the Summer ;) Love the headgear too! xo


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