Skincare & Sun Care
Have any fun in the sun this past weekend?
With the days getting warmer and summer just around the corner we're having visions of long days in the sun, relaxing by the pool, and everything salty and sun-kissed! Sounds like heaven, right? However...sometimes those dreams can be accompanied by a little HEAT...and that vision of sun-kissed glory reveals it's true colors...and they're 50 shades of RED! That's right, the flush that just won't go away. SUN BURN.
“I'm pretty sure we all know the deal with sunburns. As a VERY pale and very active child myself I've definitely had my fair share.”
But we know a little more today about the downsides of those sunburns than we use to, and are much wiser for it. Despite that it's easy to forget sometimes. It may not SEEM so sunny outside, or maybe we simply forgot we'd be out so long. One thing leads to another and we find ourselves a little rosier than we'd like to be!
Aside from being painful, sunburns can lead to a host of other complications from premature aging to skin cancer. This is why the product first and foremost in your skincare routine should be...what? That's right, say it with me mama, SUNSCREEN. It's your skins first line of defense and honestly lays the foundation for everything else! It doesn't matter how many skincare products you slather on, if you aren't protecting your skin from the sun you AREN'T protecting your skin.
During pregnancy we know how difficult it can be to figure out what products you should or shouldn't be using! The same, unfortunately, goes for sunscreens. However the good news here is that it's a little easier to decipher in this case than with some of your other skincare products. And there are even more benefits than you might think to slathering it on! Aside from protecting your skin from the sun, the most important factor in all of this of course, sunscreen may even offer the added benefit of helping to reduce dark spots that some women experience during their pregnancy called melasma.
“So, what should you look for?”
There are actually two ingredients in particular...