A trick that will make you WANT to put on sunscreen
When at the beach or on a boat, everyone makes fun of me when I bust out my sunscreen bag—because they can’t understand how I could possibly need 10 separate products to protect my hair and skin in such a variety of ways. Although my face and body are definitely more tan than they’ve been in quite some time, I’ve managed to avoid getting burned so far this summer, so I’m obviously doing something right. But my motivation to ‘screen up before leaving the house isn’t primarily about wrinkles and skin cancer… It’s that I really, really enjoy fancy products, and if I have them, I’m totally using them.
I have to give Soleil Toujours some of the credit, because I probably wouldn’t be as diligent if I hadn’t received a box of their incredibly high-end sun-protection products a few weeks ago. Everything is either natural or organic, and the formulas are infused with advanced anti-aging ingredients like red algae, vitamin E, vitamin C and bisabolol (because can’t forget about those pesky free radicals or the fact that our skin can always use a little soothing after sun exposure).
So here’s my lineup… Before I leave the house, I slather on the Extréme UV Mineral SPF 45 for Face and spray my chest and back with the Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mist SPF 30. Fortunately my drive-time to the beach gives the SPF the necessary 15 minutes to absorb, and then I start phase two upon setting into my chair. This is when I use the 100% Mineral Sunscreen Glow SPF 30 to give my arms and legs a tone-evening tint with subtle shimmer—and broad-spectrum UV protection that feels light even when I get a little hot and sweaty. (I have this in the non-tinted version as well, and my husband has claimed it as his own.)
And last, but certainly not least, the Organic Set + Protect Micro Mist SPF 30 has been a total game-changer. As someone who wears a teeny bit of makeup to the beach (mainly AmorePacific CC Cushion with SPF 50), I’m reluctant to reapply as not to mess things up—even though I KNOW I should be touching up at least every two hours. This mist—which smells INSANE, BTW) makes it’s easy (and enjoyable). It also features antioxidants to prevent environmental damage, and it leaves my skin feeling moisturized and with a radiant glow. It’s so good it’s sold out, but get on that waitlist!
So my secret for optimal sun safety is luxury, plain and simple. You have to want to use your sun protection, and I’m hooked on Soleil Toujours. Trust me… If you try it, you will be, too!