Afternoon Chat: Summer Skin Protection

By Kate Riley July 7, 2022

I’ve been in Florida almost a month and with me I brought a kit of favorite sun protection products. I like a good dose of Vitamin D every day and Vitamin Sea if I have time for a quick trip to the beach.

Below are my fave skin care products for when I’m outdoors in the hot sun. This Irish girl always wear a hat, but I love these products for additional face and body protection.

I found Coola Organic Sunscreen Spray at Ulta this year, they have several scents. Pina Colada smells like a beach vacation, so does the Tropical Coconut scent. They’re only 30 SPF so I’ll layer it on top of Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50. In the afternoons or evenings, I just love Kopari Body Gel SPF 50, it’s lightweight and gives your skin a really nice glow.

For a light tan, I like to use these self tanning drops mixed in with regular face or body lotion. SunBum Coconut Argan Oil is awesome for hair, it keeps mine soft and hydrated but not greasy.

IT CC Cream SPF 50 and ILIA Skin Serum SPF 40 are my go to sources for tinted makeup skin protection. I have some melasma and sun damage on my cheeks and those two keep that minimal discoloration from getting worse.

The best facial sunscreen I’ve found (and I’ve tried many) is EltaMD Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 with Hyaluronic Acid. I absolutely love this moisturizer and I use it twice daily.

Honorable mention: not a sunscreen product just my favorite facial oil. It’s Goopgenes Super Nutrient Facial Oil, which I can only describe as a garden salad for your face, I love the smell and feel of it on my face and apply it every night before I go to bed. I have a subscription and get a new bottle every two months. I’ve tried many facial oils and this one is still my favorite.

Tell me, what are your go to skin products for summer skin protection?

I’d love to know what you use and why you love it!


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