I LOVE summer!
Summer is by far my favorite season of the year! The best part about the summer is all the beautiful sunny days, the worst part about summer is sunburn!
Unfortunately for me, most sunscreens usually make my skin break out. It is a catch 22, do I chose to get breakouts or sunburn. Since I have fair skin and work as an oncology nurse, I usually opt to suffer through the breakout while saving my skin from the sun. Thankfully there are all different kinds of makeup that can make you look good while also keeping you safe and healthy while you are in the sun. Fortunately with these products I don’t have to choose between the two. It is so nice to not have to look like a greasey mess with breakouts while protecting myself from the sun’s rays.
Here are a few that I recommend:
ChapStick Ultra, Moisturizing Lip Balm, SPF 30- Trust me from personal experience, you want to prevent your lips from getting sun burned! This lip balm has SPF 30. Reapply often and be glad that you have spared yourself the pain of burnt lips.
Lorac Breakthrough Performance Lipstick- If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time you already know that I am a HUGE fan of Lorac Cosmetics. Here is another awesome reason to love them. This lipstick is not only moisturizing, long wearing, paraben-free, and has Vitamin E and olive fruit oil for anti aging, but it also has SPF of 15. It comes in 5 beautiful shades and right now is on sale for only $10 on the Lorac site.
bareMinerals Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 This paraben free foundation was the winner of the Allure magazine Best of Beauty. It comes in 20 different shades and is available at Sephora, Ulta and Nordstrom for around $18.
IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ “Why did IT Cosmetics create this product: To finally give women an all-in-one multi-tasking beauty miracle that truly gives full, flawless, perfect coverage, protects your skin with SPF 50+ from the harmful rays of the sun and is clinically proven to improve skin texture and hydration. IT Cosmetics worked with plastic surgeons to develop a multi-tasking correcting cream that is true scientific breakthrough. It’s packed with anti-aging ingredients that is clinically proven to improve skin and works on all ages, that doesn’t crease or crack!” Available at Ulta and Itcomsmetics.com for $38.00.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup with SPF 55. SPF 55 is no joke! Overall I really like the Neutrogena brand. They have a lot of great products to offer. This compact provides buildable coverage without it feeling greasy and heavy. It blends easily, is oil free and dermatologist tested. You can find it at Target, Walmart and most drug stores or at Ulta for around $14.
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3 thoughts on “Fun In the Summer Sun”
Ooh I’ve been in the market for a lip balm with high SPF. currently I’m using Jack Black and I’m not a huge fan of it. Will have to look for the Chapstick one.
The IT cosmetics CC cream is on my wish list! I’ve read such great reviews.
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It’s great, I’m always a fan of CC creams.
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I have also heard that the Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Soother with SPF 20 is really good, but I haven’t personally tried it.