Applying sunblock can take up lotsa precious outside time,
and it’s tempting to just slap some on, grab your shades, and go. There are a
few tricky spots that’ll come back to haunt (or hurt or itch) you later,
El Sol Isn’t for the
Soles of Your Feet
Walking around, you never even see these babies, but
remember when you’re laying on your stomach to tan that your back isn’t the
only part you’re showin’. If you end up burning your feet, you won’t be heading
out to meet the gals for a night on the town any time soon. Since wiping your
hands all over the bottom of your feet is kinda gross, try a spray that’ll keep
your soles safe and your hands germ-free.
Neutrogena Ultimate Sport™
Sunblock Spray SPF 100+, $11, neutrogena.com
That white, flaky stuff in your hair over the summer is prob
not dandruff – have you checked to see what color the part in your hair is?
Chances are, it’s red. If you’re not into hats, make sure you’re gettin’ some
invisible protection for between your lovely locks. Check out Sundition for a
scalp saver that won’t get ya greasy or leave you smelling sicky-sweet for the
Sunscreen SPF 15 Fragrance Free 6oz. Bottle, $20, sundition.com
Reverse Shorts Tan
You’re out by the pool and you think Man, I gotta get rid of this shorts tan. The fastest way is to skip
the sunscreen on the blinding white tops of your thighs, right? Wrong. It looks
a little silly when you’re in a bikini and you take your shorts off to show
another pair of red ones underneath. Try a light sunscreen that doesn’t feel
sticky but that won’t wash off when you go for a dip in the pool.
Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 85, $11, neutrogena.com
Sounding Out Sunburn
Usually your hair covers your ears, so you’d think you could
skip on the sunblock. Swimming can leave you with some pretty crazy ‘dos sometimes,
though, that’ll do worse for your ears than just making them look big. Best to
keep from cringing every time you pop on some shades. Just keep a sunscreen
roller in your purse for those days when you’re strollin’ in the sun with your
chicas or picnicking with your BF.
Ulta Sun Faces
Hypoallergenic Sunscreen Roller SPF 55, $10, ulta.com
Putting on makeup can get kinda tricky when it hurts to
touch your skin, so watch out for the area between your eyes and your ‘brows. You
prob don’t wanna be wearing red eye shadow for the rest of the summer. Try a sunscreen
stick that is fragrance- and oil-free, so it won’t sting your eyes.
Clinique Sun SPF 45 Targeted
Protection Stick, $19, macys.com
Which brand or type
of sunscreen keeps you smilin’ through the rays, babes?
BY CARRIE RUPPERT ON 6/15/2012 3:00:00 PM
POSTED IN skin problems, sensitive skin, how to, tips, summer