summer sun

July 2nd, 2012

Last week, I read a terrible article: apparently it’s not just UV rays that cause cancer — spray tans can too!  You guys have heard me get on a soapbox about the importance of wearing sunscreen, but who knew even sunless tans can be dangerous?  I can’t win!

So what do you guys think?  Is it time to just embrace my pale skin and be done with it?  I’d rather have pale, healthy skin than put myself at risk any day of the week.

So this summer, I’m all about staying protected (and as a bonus, taking great care of my skin reduces the chances of sensitive skin flare-ups)!  I’ve got a number of crucial steps to keep my skin safe from the sun, starting with Simple Vital Vitamin Day Cream with SPF 15 every morning before my makeup to moisturize and protect my skin all day!  I always choose facial skincare products with SPF in them — both for skincare and for makeup — because why not pick products that do double duty?  Accessorize with a pair of oversize sunglasses and a chic hat, and you can have outdoor summer fun while being kind to your skin at the same time!

Tags: beauty · This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the SimpleĀ® Skincare Program.

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Katherine // Jul 2, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Where is this article? I’m too lazy to ever do anything to make my pale skin less horribly pale, but I’m still surprised about spray tans. Are the creams ok or is all of it bad?

    I do find that if I wear sunscreen (even a very strong one) and I’m outside a lot, I will tan ever so slightly where I was wearing the sunscreen. If I don’t wear sunscreen I will burn, even if it’s just a little exposure.

  • 2 Katy // Jul 2, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I saw it here: But it was covered in a lot of places last week!  The creams are still ok, as far as I know!

  • 3 Sarah // Jul 2, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I was just going to ask where the article is but I see you’ve shared. Geez. This is a HUGE bummer.

  • 4 Lea // Jul 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I thought I was the only one getting paranoid about sunscreen. I have definitely cut down my exposure and am religious about the sunscreen but then I read how some sunscreens aren’t good for you either. Like you said – we can’t win. Maybe we’ll start a new it’s-cool-to-be-pale trend. Here’s to hoping!

  • 5 Marzia Rivera // Jul 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Hello Ladies, I have been going to a Maximized Living wellness center and the last seminar informed me (as mentioned above) that even SUNSCREEN/BLOCK ALSO CAUSES CANCER!!!  I am not pale but always protected myself with 70 to 100 block from neutrogena but now I fear even putting that on.  With our skin being so absorbent we must be very careful what we put on it.  Any other ideas?

    good luck


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