Holiday-travel sun-protection essentials
One of the perks of living in sunny Florida is that everyone comes to see you over the holidays (at least in our case since my husband and I are both from up north). This means that we usually stay put between Christmas and New Year’s—and have loads of plans day and night with friends and family from afar. Obviously, our visitors from cold-weather climes make beach and pool time a priority, and more often than not, they have a bit of a sunburn when we get together. If you’re planning on some fun in the sun—whether in the tropics or on the slopes—don’t leave home without these sun-protection essentials this holiday break…
TiZO AM Replenish SPF 40
This hydrating 100%-physical broad-spectrum SPF 40 is available in clear and tinted, which comes in handy for those who want a bit of complexion-evening and imperfection-blurring while sitting pretty on a chaise lounge or enjoying an après-ski cocktail without having to wear makeup (although it does work beautifully under foundation if you so choose). It also features skincare ingredients like antioxidants and ceramides that help this SPF double as a treatment while you wear it. (Note: Although extremely effective for shielding the skin from UV rays, this formula is not water-resistant. If you’re going to be swimming or sweating, apply this and top it off with a formula that’s designed to stay put when taking a dip or a run.)
La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV
It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re on vacation, but it’s important to keep an eye on your UV exposure, even when wearing sunscreen. This wearable waterproof device can be discreetly clipped to your beach bag, towel or ski gear, where it measures UV rays (as well as pollution, pollen and humidity) to provide you with real-time information and notifications via a smartphone app. Based on the information it gathers (and stores with absolutely no charging necessary), it also provides personalized skincare tips and product recommendations. See it in action here.