A Guide to Proper Sun Care, Just in Time for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

By Cos Bar 2 years ago

Proper sun care goes beyond just applying SPF at the beach. Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner and May is national Skin Cancer Awareness month, so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your routine. Whether you want full coverage or the perfect sunless glow, or maybe you soaked in the rays too much and need proper aftercare, our Charleston Assistant Store Manager, Megan, shares her guide to the sun.

A highly effective face sunscreen is an essential step in any anti-aging skincare routine. Chantecaille’s shield blocks UVA and UVB rays, plus, it’s lightweight, oil-free and mattifying. I also love that this product is infused with soothing botanicals. After taking care of my face, I protect my body with Clé de Peau’s UV Protective Emulsion with SPF 30. It leaves skin glowing and protected rather than dry and chalky.

I still love a glow, so I opt for one without the damage... it’s all about self tanner! First, to properly self tan you need an effective exfoliant such as the Vitamin C Body Scrub from Natura Bissé It leaves skin bright and prepped for a no-fuss tan. My favorite tanner (and a total classic) is St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse—the mitt is a must for no streaks!

Finally, after protecting my skin and creating a sunless glow, I love to relax on the beach with a good book. My current read is Trish McEvoy’s, The Makeup of a Confident Woman. After I get out of the sun I use La Mer’s After Sun Care. It features their infamousMiracle Broth, soothes skin and reduces redness, leaving the skin feeling cool with a beautiful translucency.

Shop megan’s Picks

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trish mcevoy
The Makeup of a Confident Woman
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natura bissÉ
C+C Vitamin Face Scrub
st. tropez
Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
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Ultra Sun Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45
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la mer
The After Sun Enhancer
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clÉ de peau beautÉ
UV Protective Emulsion for Body SPF 30
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st. tropez
Tan Applicator Mitt
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