Children are susceptible to sunburn, which can happen very quickly. Here are Leighanne’s tips to help protect your loved ones from the sun, while still having fun outdoors:
- 50 SPF is crucial for children.
- All children should be blanketed by sunscreen before stepping out into the sun.
- Expired sunscreen is no longer at its full strength – always check the expiration date.
- DO NOT use expired sunscreen on children, especially children with sensitive skin.
- DO NOT use spray on a child’s face or any face. Sunscreen can get into the eyes, mouth or nose.
- Remember to apply SPF daily
- Reapply every 80 minutes
- Stay well hydrated
- Wear a hat & sunglasses for added protection
For sensitive skin, Leighanne highly recommends Dermalogica’s Solar Defense Booster SPF 50. It’s an amazing sun shield and can be added to your favorite moisturizer or foundation.
For your post sun ritual:
- Follow with a prescribed cleanser
These are tips from our in-house makeup artist, Erica
#1 SPF, SPF, SPF
- At least 30 broad-spectrum to protect from both UVA & UVB.
#2 Don’t Skip Moisturizer
- Even if you are oily skin type. If you are feeling like your regular moisturizer is to heavy, look for a light moisturizer.
#3 Use a Facial Spray
- A facial spray will be refreshing, cooling and yet hydrating boost throughout the day.
#4 Waterproof Mascara
- Even if you don’t plan on dancing in the rain, going swimming or crying, waterproof mascara is the better option in the summer because you tend to sweat more which can make regular mascara smudge
#5 Try a BB or CC
- BB or CC is a great alternative to foundation. It’s lighter feeling, yet you still get the coverage of a decent foundation. It can replace both your moisturizer and foundation. I would still use an SPF with it.
BONUS: If you don’t want to buy a separate BB/CC cream (tinted moisturizer) mix your favorite foundation with your moisturizer at a 1 to 1 ratio and viola!!
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