What Beauty Products Have SPF in Them?
This heat wave in Rhode Island has been a scorcher! We're just not used to this kind of heat.
Pre-kid Audrey would be at the beach from sun up, till sun down soaking up the rays.
Post-kid Audrey puts a time limit on the sun exposure in the summertime (thinking 100% of my sons, 90 degrees all day long is just too much for them). Instead of sun-up to sun-down... it's usually 8AM till about 1PM. We've got swimming lessons, tennis lessons and play time in that window. I literally lather them from head to toe with sunblock, as much as they hate it... I know it's good for them.
I didn't start caring about my own skin and its exposure in the sun till I moved to NYC and began to see the measures people took to not be in the sun! I was the polar opposite. I wanted to be in the sun more than anything, even trying to convince my (fiance at the time) husband to move to Los Angeles over NYC back in 2000. I love to be tan. Seriously, I LOVE to be tan. I was one of those people in high school who would lather their themselves in Baby Oil (and - God help me... iodine!). I cringe thinking how stupid I was... and now realizing that my mom will now find out! LOL...
Fast forward to present day Audrey.
I will admit, I still love to be tan. I just do it in a much safer way now (it's fake).
But... and this is the biggest change for me, I've become an expert in knowing what beauty products have SPF in them. Because to be safe in the sun means you need to be armed with the best products necessary to block and protect your face, but it doesn't mean you can't wear makeup.
I'm asked ALL the time by moms to suggest some really good beauty products in the summer... and I always say, just find products that contain SPF. That's my best advice for beauty summertime fun!
So... let me share with you some of my FAVE summer beauty products that contain SPF... from whole face to eyes to cheeks to lips!
Let's start with the face and some fabulous foundation --
Bare Escentuals has a fabulous foundation wth SPF 15 in it. I'm a huge lover of so many different foundation brands - MAC, Bobbi Brown, COVERGIRL, Almay... and these brands ALL have foundations with SOF in them, too. But what I love about Bare Escentuals is that it's very light on your face and perfect for summertime use. You don't want to feel like you have makeup, you want it to be light and fresh and airy looking. I really like bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation... the cool thing about bareMinerals is that it looks like a powder, but goes on like a light cream. You get the coverage of the foundation and the SPF.
Eyes... oh, yes... eyes can be tricky in the summer. Nvey sells an eyeshadow duo pack that has SPF in it. I love the colors of the Nvey Eco Organic Eye Duo because they're natural colors, nothing too much for the beach or for the pool. You'll be good with a little color to enhance your eyes!
And for some cheeks! Illuminaire has an Ultimate All Day Blush with SPF 21 that is FANTASTIC! This stuff stays PUT, and you feel good knowing it has SPF in it. It's actually a creamy blush, so you don't have to worry about a powder not blending well enough.
And now for the lips... ahhh, my favorite!! There are TONS of glosses and lipsticks now that have SPF in them. I've just become programmed to wearing stuff in the summer with SPF because it just makes me feel better to know my lips are protected, too! Right now one of my faves is... COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm – SPF 15 (this looks like a stick, but it goes on like a gloss!), It glides on super easy and lets your lips shine all day long!
So when you're heading to the beach or the pool this summer, make sure you protect yourself with some beauties! :)