Sponsored by Pretty Shady
Pretty Shady has launched, which means that a) it’s summer and b) it’s time to make smarter choices about skin cancer prevention. Sun damage is the silent assassin for our generation. A staggering 2 of every 3 of your friends will be diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in their lives. Ozone holes, hot summer days and the hunt for the perfect tan is a lethal combination that’s having a huge effect when it comes to the youth of Australia and skin protection. However, sun damage isn’t isolated to your Saturday afternoon beach session, it occurs everyday, slowly but surely wearing away at that youthfulness and vibrancy.
Too often sun damage is associated with sunburn, but daily exposure to the sun can be enough to develop melanomas. If you’re like us, you’ll want to keep that youthful exuberance for as long as possible, meaning less wrinkles, less freckles, less burn and more life, more life to hang out with your mates and enjoy the good times. More than anyone we know that the good things in life most often come with a solid dash of sunshine. So with that in mind we’ve thrown together a list of everyday products for your skin that will help prevent sun damage, and keep you looking younger and healthier for longer.
For the Face and Body
Featuring a shot of caffeine to awaken tired, puffy eyes, and a cooling roller-ball (nothing feels as good as the roller ball!) to soothe sensitive skin, this pocketable package both hydrates, and protects.
Those with normal to oily skin might find Anthony Oil Free Facial lotion a suitable daily moisturiser. The lightweight, non-greasy formula uses a combination of aloe, silk amino acids, sodium PCA, wheat protein, vitamins A and E, and chamomile to soften and protect the skin. It’s also Vegan approved!
Developed for the outdoor, active person, this moisturiser is rich in aloe vera to help soothe the skin and vitamin E which provides moisture leaving the skin feeling smooth and soft. Stacked with SPF 30, this one for the PD teachers and tradies out there.
As the name suggests, Dermalogica is leader in skincare and this PureLight spf50 cream is some of the best product money can buy. It features Oleosome technology, which uses natural plant spheres filled with sunscreens to increase SPF performance.
Not only does this product deliver maximum UVA and UVB coverage but it’s lightweight, non-oily and sweat resistant – perfect for sportsman both on land and in water – this is physical sun protection as you’ve never experienced it before.
Not a fan of the creams? We’ve for you covered. Designed for an active lifestyle, this fast-drying, lightweight clear sunscreen sprays on thin and won’t leave you feeling like you’ve put on a sweater.
Moisturising sunscreen formulated to provide up to four hours’ water resistance, with a lightweight skin-feel and that trademark AESOP refreshing aroma. Not only will your skin be radiant, you’ll also smell impeccable.
And for those all-important, but often forgotten, lips, you simply cannot go past the classic Chapstick Sun-Defense
The best friend to skiers, sailors, runners, swimming, surfers, cyclists, kayakers, hikers and every other outdoor man that ever lived. Chapstick have been protecting lips since before you were born, and the perfect pocket filler for everyday protection.
With the help of these products you’ll be one step closer to nailing your sun protection for the summer months, but it is just one step. Once you you’ve nailed the creams and lotions, make sure you’re on top of your hat game, sporting the latest in eyewear, and of course wearing appropriate clothing. Head over to prettyshady.com for more info, plus some great product giveaways.