Aruba: 88 degrees and sunny
Miami: 80 and partly sunny
Cancun: 87, times of clouds and sun
St. Croix: 82 and partly sunny
Spring break is creeping up on us, better get packing! I’m sure you’ve got your flip flops, beach read, towel, and bathing suit all ready to go. But, babes, don’t get so excited envisioning how beautiful you’re going to look in that new bikini that you forget the most important part: sun protection.
It’s no secret that prolonged exposure to UV rays is bad for you. It causes skin cancer and cataracts and leads to premature aging. Um…no. thank. you! So wherever you’re headed this spring break, make sure you are packing right.
In terms of clothes, cover ups help to protect your skin from the sun but also look cute while doing it. Wearing a hat keeps the sun off your scalp, face, and out of your eyes (like these absolutely UH-dorable ones on Pinterest). Always use sunscreen! Grab a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to apply while you’re away. If you need help choosing, Cosmopolitan has a complete list for every skin type. Remember though, it’s not just the skin we need to protect. Once you have some lip balm with SPF and your most stylish shades, you’ll be ready to go!
While you’re on vacation, try to stay out of the sun. (But, Jessie, how can you show off a trip tan if you’re avoiding sun?) Spray tans are a healthy alternative to sun tanning and can give you a dark “back from vacation” tan in minutes. Or maybe you just want a little glow before you go? After all, no one wants to be “that guy” who looks like they just landed in paradise. Either way, blush is here for you!
But maybe, just maybe, you’re like me: hanging out at home where the only vacation I am taking is in my head. Follow my lead and simply opt for a spray tan to make it look like you went away! Don’t worry babes, your secret is safe with me.
Happy Spring Breaking!