Hello! summer! Every year it seems like I wait impatiently for warmer weather and then it sort of sneaks up on me; all of the sudden now we’re in the upper 90’s. I spend a lot of time outside with Dagny, in tank tops and shorts, and I’ll admit, sometimes I forget about sunscreen, especially if I think I’ll just be out for a few minutes.
I’m trying to be much more vigilant about sunscreen, and goodness knows I have a lot of it around:
I’ve been using Shiseido lotion on my face for years, and my Amore Pacific CC cream has SPF50 in it. When I go out to walk Dagny I try to spray a bit of this Supergoop oil, which I LOVE, on my shoulders, chest and back, but sometimes I forget. Because I’m trying to go more natural/chemical-free with all of my beauty products, I got a sample of this Raw Elements sunscreen in my Integrity Botanicals order last week. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m looking forward to using it on our Arkansas lake/mountain vacation in July.
When I go to the pool, I cover myself thoroughly in sunscreen and wear a sun hat (from Costco), but sadly, I don’t think much about sunscreen other than that. I know I should just get in the habit of applying sunscreen to my face, shoulders, neck, etc. when I get up in the morning (it’s still dark when I get up and take Dagny out first thing), but I’m hesitant to apply things to my skin unless I NEED them, you know? And anyway, by the time I go outside around noon again will the efficacy of the SPF already have worn off?
Anyway, I’m trying. And I’d like to wear a hat more often, but I’m wary. First, you really have to commit for the day if you put a hat on (I do, anyway), and second, I struggle with the look. I love my Janessa Leone wool hat, but I’m still not sure it’s “me”… I do love these summer Cuyana hats to pieces, especially that they’re made entirely by hand, and from natural straw in Ecuador, so I may order one of those to try.
What do you think? Do you wear hats more often in the summer? out and about, or just at the pool, or for gardening? What are your sunscreen habits? any favorites?