This post was sponsored by Hawaiian Tropic as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
With a holiday weekend upon us, it's safe to say that many people will be floating, swimming, splashing and adventuring outdoors to celebrate this beautiful country. The 4th of July is a great time to spend time with family and friends eating, drinking and celebrating all that we have to be thankful for as Americans. You want to know what else the Fourth of July can be? A major skin hazard. Smack dab in the middle of the summer, the Fourth can often bring burns, bites and more. I'm here today to talk about four skin hazards to be cautious of this Fourth of July weekend!
Let's start with what might seem the obvious -- burns. 'Tis the season for endless beach days and bikinis and with that comes endless exposure to the sun. Making sure you are protected whether you are climbing a mountain or catching some rays is SO IMPORTANT. For ultimate protection that doesn't feel sticky or gross, I turn to Hawaiian Tropic. Specifically, their Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen Lotion. Containing hydrating ribbons of luxurious silk protein and Shea Butter, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Lotion Sunscreen pampers the body with a breathable formula that delivers a weightless, air-soft texture helping protect you from the sun. I like that it's SPF 30 (also available in SPF 15!) and that it moisturizes while protecting my skin.
If you plan to spend the holiday weekend outdoors, stocking up on SPF is a MUST!
I'll be totally honest with you, sometimes even the best sunscreen application leaves patches of sunburn. I'm human, too, and as much as I try my best -- these things happen! To keep my skin as moisturized as possible, I turn to Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance After Sun Moisturizer. First of all, it smells like fresh mangoes and, like the sunscreen mentioned above, is incredibly light. I like to put it on right after I get out of the shower, so my pores can suck up all the product. Forget waiting for twenty minutes for your lotion to dry after a shower -- this goes on smooth and dries by the time I'm ready to get dressed.
Is it just me or do mosquitoes make a beeline for your body as soon as you step outside? Maybe it's just me, but if I'm not covered in bug spray before I leave the house for any sort of outdoor adventure, I will surely be covered in itchy bumps by the time I come home. Burt's Bees makes a terrific all-natural repellent and Green Bug makes a product that's safe around pets and babies! To avoid getting bit like crazy every time you are hanging around in your own yard, remove any forms of standing water. Pesky mosquitoes like to hang out here and lay their eggs -- gross!
BLISTERS & HEAT RASH
Spending lots of time outdoors in the beautiful sunshine can be awesome, but it's important to be prepared in order to avoid sun blisters from a terrible burn or heat rash from extended exposure. Summer is also a prime time for rashes to pop up on your body from clogged pores and sweat. To avoid these annoying ailments, change your clothes after a sweaty workout (don't sit around in them, run errands in them, etc) and bring a cover-up for extended beach or pool hours. If you do happen to suffer from a heat rash this summer, sprinkle powder containing cornstarch on it to help soothe your skin.
Whether you are hiking or enjoying a day at the beach or pool this summer, skin protection is essential! What are your tried-and-true ways to protect your skin?