July is UV Safety Month – a month aimed at spreading awareness of the importance of proper skin and eye protection from UV rays.
We’ve all had a sunburn at some point in our life, but the long-term effects of prolonged sun exposure without proper protection can include skin cancer and premature aging of the skin, including liver spots and wrinkles. At XCH, we prioritize the health and wellness of our employees, so we asked them for their favorite sun protection items and tanning alternatives that they use to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors.
Here’s what they shared:
Rachael’s Beach Approved Picks
“I generally have been a fan of this brand – their classic Original Sunscreen (not the spray kind, but the cream) is AMAZING. I lived in Australia for 6 months and was a beach bum almost every day and never got burnt when I wore this stuff. It was created by an Australian surfer, so I feel like they must know what makes great sunscreen!”
“A new favorite of mine – the finish is so velvety and barely-there that it doesn’t interfere with makeup or skin care products. It’s also been tested with UV stickers and has amazing coverage.”
“I’m also a big fan of self-tanner so I can be tan without the risk. I recently discovered tanning water and I’m a convert! It has no transfer onto clothes or streaking like tanning mousse does and it doesn’t feel sticky and it dries on your skin fast!”
Sunny’s Best Smelling Sunscreen & Favorite Self Tanner
“This is my favorite sunscreen – it smells beyond DELICIOUS!”
Kyra’s Sensitive Skin Selections
“As someone with super sensitive skin it’s taken me a long time to find a sunscreen that offers great protection but doesn’t give me a rash – I’ve tried tons of brands and ultimately this is the only one I’ve found so far! Sprays are super hassle-free, and this provides a good amount of protection, smells nice, and doesn’t make me break out in hives!”
“While I use a daily facial moisturizer that has a low SPF sunscreen, I love this sunscreen stick specifically for outdoor activities. This stick makes the application and reapplying super easy and doesn’t make you look like a ghost!”
“One of my biggest problems when enjoying the sun is my scalp getting burnt, so a few years back I got a hat like this one (I don’t think they have the exact one I bought anymore). Not only does it keep the sun off your face and scalp, but it really helps in the effort to stay cool during days that are scorchers. Great for beach days, hikes, kayaking, etc!”
Tinted Moisturizer: https://www.amazon.com/EltaMD-Moisturizer-Sunscreen-Broad-Spectrum-Non-Greasy/dp/B095HLCWR4?ref_=ast_sto_dp&gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhqaVBhCxARIsAHK1tiMsGpc0lnFOd825DH5gQU6FY-HSNfNnbe0Xbr3tQtp2TVOByC4QBaAaAmCJEALw_wcB
*Please note these are our employees’ personal opinions and we cannot guarantee that what works best for them will work for you.