It’s easy to underestimate the power of sunshine on a bright summer day, especially in Michigan. Though the Mitten State is famous for its mercurial weather, there’s one thing Michiganders can always count on: the need to be prepared for any climate. This summer, stock up on ing Magazine’s favorite products to protect your skin (we’ll save the spiel about what UV rays can do to your skin; we know you’ve heard it plenty of times).
Face Lotion: Sun Bum SPF 30 Face Stick
There’s nothing worse than trying to put sunscreen on your face. Whether it’s making sure it’s rubbed in all the way, not clogging up your pores or making sure you aren’t exfoliating with sand stuck to your hands as you lather up. Thankfully, Sun Bum’s SPF 30 Face Stick makes applying facial sunscreen a breeze. This little stick is gluten free, paraben free, oil free, PABA free, cruelty free and has the most lovely bubble gum scent that will transport you back to childhood.
Body Lotion: Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 30
You’ve probably heard about the brand Yes To — we even raved about them in our March issue. Made from fruits and vegetables, their natural products are lifesavers (mostly because they save animals and the environment, but also because they make our skin glow). Their SPF 30 skin lotion is part of their Soothing Cucumbers line, meaning that it works for even the most sensitive skin. The lotion is affordable and water resistant, so you can make a splash on a beach day with your friends instead of spending an extra day at work.
Aftercare: Jāsön Natural Products Soothing Aloe Vera 98% Moisturizing Gel
Fun in the sun is great until you end up with a tomato-red sunburn. When this happens, it’s essential to have a trusty aloe vera gel to soothe the discomfort. This Jāsön aloe vera gel will be your savior. Jāsön uses ingredients that are safe, effective and gentle, while also being a cruelty-free brand. This gel can be used not only on sunburns, but also on dry, irritated and freshly shaven skin to soothe and calm. Best of all, this aloe vera gel doesn’t leave your skin sticky like most others do, instead it fully absorbs into the skin.