La Nina seems to have taken a (highly anticipated) break and those summer rays are finally gracing our skies! And while the increased intake of Vitamin D is doing wonders for your serotonin levels, your skin is sure to be stressing out. When it comes to looking after your skin this summer, work smarter, not harder by taking a preventative approach to skincare so those blissful beach days don’t turn into stressful heatstroke nights.
Now don’t get us wrong, your great aunt Penny was right to persistently remind you to Zinc the tip of your nose every hour, but don’t stop there! Take a peep into our beach bag essentials for a sun-safe summer sesh, while maintaining that summertime glow you worked so hard to achieve throughout winter.
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 24.96% w/w
Clear Zinc in a Topical Cream
We’ve got your back (and nose, and shoulders) with our Anti Skin Irritation Sunscreen SPF 40 for sensitive skin made with naturally derived Zinc Oxide in a Topical Cream to keep those rays at bay, cause you’re our bae. This sunscreen rubs in clear when warmed up and will act as a barrier to help you reflect the sun’s rays back into the atmosphere. It is gentle on sensitive skin, so get slip, slop and slapping (not literally) all over your body and face!
Directions for use - Apply a dollop into the palm of your hand and quickly warm up the sunscreen to assist in application. Massage into your face and/or body, avoiding the eyes and reapply after swimming, towel drying, sweating or every 2 hours. Pair with other methods of sun protection including sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat.
Always read the label and follow the directions for use. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Store below 30°C. Do not use if tamper seal is missing or broken. For external use only. Do not use on broken, damaged or diseased skin.
Get shady and wear a hat.
Sun safety doesn’t stop after slapping on some sunscreen, be sure to back your sunscreen with a broad-brimmed hat. Ever heard of Lack of Color? They have a wide range of hats to protect your face without lacking aesthetics and ethics. This Burleigh Heads-based brand (just like us) endeavours to play its part in looking after our planet as best they can, and that’s how we knew you’d love them. Our top pick is the Montana in Ivory Bone. It’s understated, neutral, versatile and made with 100% Australian Wool. And check this, the Montana is accredited with UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) Rating 50+!
Lock lips with our Coconut & Lime Lip Balm SPF 15.
Don't forget to give your pout a little extra protection and swipe on the Coconut & Lime SPF 15 Lip Balm. 'Cause burnt lips are no fun for anyone. And what's better than sun protection? The sweet scent of Coconut & Lime, just like a Pina Colada! This lil' lip balm has got it all.
Spray & slay with the Face Mist.
While you sip on some ice water to maintain your general hydration, be sure to top up your skin's hydration too. Take some time out of your day, put your phone on aeroplane mode, relax your shoulders and spritz your face with our Face Mist. While this spritz isn’t the Aperol kind, it does have a similar relaxing effect. Spray throughout the day to rehydrate your skin, with Aloe Vera to calm the skin when life (or the sun) gets a little overwhelming.
Don’t forget deodorant!
Let’s face it, none’s immune to a little body odour during the warmer months. We like to travel with our fave A bit Hippy deodorant so we can top up throughout the day. Whether you're team Bergamot or Patchouli, remember that sweat isn’t the enemy, it’s healthy to perspire! Our deodorants simply kill the bacteria that cause body odour, cause who said they’re invited to the pool party?!
Pair your look with some sunnies.
We all know we should be wearing sunglasses while we’re outside, but have you ever thought to understand why? Eye specialists recommend wearing sunglasses to prevent the occurrence of sun-related eye diseases. So next time you step outside, be sure to slide on a pair of your fave sunnies. Our to-go is any frame from OchreLane, this Gold Coast-based brand is the epitome of ‘fashion x functionality’. Your fave OchreLane frame won’t ask you to compromise your eye health in the name of fashion as their lenses are made with 100% UVB protection!
Soul soothing, Soothing Lotion.
Everyone makes mistakes, everyone has those days… (alright, we’ll stop before the Disney executives come knocking for their royalty payments!) But if you do happen to spend a little too much time in the sun, suffer from heat rash or pesky mosquito bites, lather on some Soothing Lotion. Our Soothing Lotion has the perfect combination of plant oils known to support inflammation, calm and hydrate. This sensitive skin lotion is packed with Coconut Oil to hydrate, Borage Oil for fighting inflammation, and the Gotu Kola Herb to soothe and strengthen. Evening Primrose for its skin nurturing and Chamomile which all you tea lovers know is oh-so calming.
Now we’ve (slightly over-) shared a little about our summer must-haves, be sure to save a buck ($9.80 to be exact) with our Summer Essentials Set. It’s got our Anti-Skin Irritation Sunscreen SPF 40, Coconut & Lime Lip Balm SPF 15 and trusty Soothing Lotion. And while you’re at it, Christmas is right around the corner, and this set is a sure-fire gift that’ll make you go down in gift-giving history.