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When it comes to summer essentials, there are really only a handful of key items: a good SPF, a killer swimsuit, comfy sandals, and, of course, sunglasses. Once the temps top out, sunnies are a tried and true summer must-have, so why not sport a pair that does as much good for the earth as it does for your eyes?
Here, a selection of brands that manufacture cute shades with a conscience.
Warby Parker’s frames are not only affordable and chic, but your purchase of a pair goes to a good cause: for every set they sell, the company donates a pair of prescription glasses to someone in need.
These handcrafted wooden sunglasses are so different and cool, we’re about to buy a pair ourselves. They’re handmade in Portland, from sustainable wood sourced responsibly from Africa.
Blue Planet uses only recycled or reclaimed frames, along with lead-free paints and nickel-free metals, so you can wear these shades without them weighing on your conscience!
In Modo’s new eco-friendly eyewear line, each pair is made with 95% recycled materials – the first eyewear company to boast such rigorous standards.
Of course, our go-to girl for eco-friendly fashion has some great shades, all made from over 50% natural materials.
Summer is at our heels, tartelettes — for you west coast girls it is already here (lucky)! But with rising temps come harmful rays, and by now you should know that sun protection is key to maintaining a youthful complexion. And today, I’m going to tell you why.
A sunscreen’s SPF, or sun protection factor, measures how much the product shields the sun’s shorter-wave ultraviolet B rays, known as UVB radiation, which can cause sunburn — this leads to wrinkles and skin damage, not to mention skin cancer. You should be wearing a daily protection level of anywhere between SPF 15 to SPF 30. Always apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure, and when spending time in direct sunlight, you should reapply your every two hours. Many people — like me before I wrote this blog — are not sure how much sunscreen they need to apply in order to achieve full protection; one ounce or a shot glass size full of sunscreen should cover your entire body.
When shopping around for sun block, you want to choose one that guards against both UVA and UVB rays, this will help maintain and protect the health of your skin and prevents signs of aging from sun damage. I’ve broken down a list of products that will keep you covered when frolicking around outside this summer, wherever in the world you may be.
1. For full face coverage try MyChelle Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 30
2. For all over protection try Suntegrity all natural moisturizing body protection, broad spectrum SPF 30
3. Hair too is in danger when exposed to the sun, prevent sun damage to your hair by applying REDKEN Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF 12
4. What about my makeup you ask? Not to worry tarte offers a smooth operator™ Amazonian clay tinted moisturizer w/SPF 20
5. Protective accessories!
Ladies, ladies, ladies, we all want the secret to timeless skin but the truth is there isn’t one. While we can’t stop our skin from aging, we can take steps to delay it dramatically. The first step to maintaining a youthful glow and firmer skin texture starts with skin protection….say it with me everyone, the key to anti-aging is SPF.
Don’t be caught stepping into the rays without — at least — SPF 15 coverage. Lucky for you, tarte formulates a lot of our wonderful everyday products with SPF. Visit tarte.com to pick us essentials such as foundation, pressed powder, tinted moisturizer and lip balm.
Get some coverage tartelettes!
Counting calories, applying self-tanner, waxing, and trying to find the perfect bikini…just some of the steps women take to look good in the summer months (or for some year round). Well, we have put together a guide to help make at least one of these steps easier for you. This will help you find the bathing suit style that will flatter your body type. We’re always so worried about covering up imperfections, when we really should be embracing our bodies and wearing swimsuits that enhance our features! Whether you’re body is curvy, full-figured, stick-thin, boyish, top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or somewhere in between, there is a bathing suit style for you! Once you find the perfect suit all that’s left is accessories and SPF. The summer should be enjoyable and stress free so stop worrying about your body and indulge in some summer fun, while looking fantastic!
We love confident women–tell us your secrets to looking good and feeling great in a bathing suit!
I love a long day at the beach, but there’s nothing worse than trying to get dressed with a sun-scorched body. Ouch!!
I urge you don’t skip or skimp out on sunblock! To begin you’ll experience that immediate, lobster- redness and pain. Secondly, you’re aging your skin. Hello, wrinkles! And the scariest aspect: skin damage or even that dreaded C word. Well folks with just some simple steps, you can easily prevent it! Wear sunscreen and SPF, throw on a hat (protect your clap and that new hair shade), and rock a pair of trendy sunglasses! And don’t forget about your lips! Apply a healthy lip balm like tarte’s 24.7 lip sheer infused with SPF 15 and forgo the days of chapped lips.
Have fun in the sun but remember to stay protected. What are some of your sun safety tips?! We want to hear.
With summer just around the corner there’s one thing on my mind: SUNSHINE! While I’m ashamed to admit it, I had a history of spending the day at the beach and not wearing enough sunscreen. In fact, there have been days I even woke up the next day looking like a lobster. This year I plan on enjoying the sunshine while still properly protecting my skin. Luckily, I recently came across a new iPhone application, “My UV Check” which is part of the Save our Skin campaign. My UV Check is the first application on the market that measures both the UVA and UVB index, provides individualized sun risk diagnosis and demonstrates how to check your own skin for suspicious lesions/moles. It also allows you to explore the La Roche – Posay Anthelios range for individualized product recommendations and to find the closest store near you. This app is the perfect way to help people like me practice save sunning!
To find out more about the Save your Skin campaign, I recommend visiting www.SOSSaveOurSin.com.
~All this gross rain is giving me a sinus headache and makes me want to hide under the covers all day. On the other hand, it’s also getting me that much more excited for my upcoming vacation to Mexico!! Words cannot express how much I’m looking forward to six days of doing absolutely nothing. I am also a big fan of the “eat whatever you want” vacation method, especially when it means mounds of quesadillas and salty margaritas. Which is why I look forward to having Levi kick my butt for the next 3 weeks…so I can prematurely undo the damage! -alexis
~As a continuation of my last blog, I have been looking into tennis lessons and actually bought a new racket over the weekend. I played at the outdoor courts near my house and have a very sore right arm, and slight tan, to show for it. My next task is to set up my first lesson so that I’m not hitting the ball like I would a baseball. I’m really not as uncoordinated as I looked! -heather r
~I am so excited because me and 12 of my sorority sisters from college are going to Atlantic City for the weekend! As I’m sure you know coordinating dinner for 4 friends can sometimes be impossible so the fact that 13 of us are going is practically a miracle. Nothing’s better then a weekend of going out, gambling and Gamma Girls…now let’s just hope some of us win! -maria