Best Sunscreens for Riding Elephants and Other Summer Adventures
by Frances Rushing, RN
Frances Rushing, surgical nurse at Runnels Center and SKIN the Spa is always up for an adventure. “Whether it’s an elephant ride in Thailand, a blues marathon, or the beach, I am never without my three favorite products!”
An avid runner and adventurer, Frances shares her must-have products for protecting your face while soaking in the action during sunny, sweaty, summer days.
Obagi Medical SunShield Broad Spectrum SPF 50 | $51
This is my tried and true, go-to for facial sun protection. The tinted version provides a hint of color that helps even out your skin tone for an effortless, fresh faced look. It’s lightweight, absorbs into the skin beautifully and really lasts! I wear it every morning for jogging. I even wore it during a half marathon, so I can attest to it’s fantastic staying power. These tubes are generously sized and will last quite some time, even with daily use. It’s available in either a “warm” or “cool” shade so it works well for a variety of skin tones. We also offer a matte version for those who prefer an untinted formulation. Drop by and let us give you a sample—we’ll make you a believer!
ZO Skin Health Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 | $65
Everyone at SKIN is a makeup enthusiast—we love products! Personally I am rarely loyal to any one particular product, but our aesthetician Jennifer convinced me to try the Oclipse Sunscreen+Primer and I am now totally hooked! This is hands down the best makeup primer I’ve ever used! The SPF 30 protection is just the icing on the cake. This is the perfect way to incorporate a fabulous sunscreen into your daily make up routine while reaping the benefits of smoother looking skin. Goes on silky smooth and worth every penny.
PRO TIP: Layer the Oclipse primer underneath your Obagi tinted sunscreen for twice the sun protection and a flawless, barefaced beach look!
Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 | $28
Anyone who hadn’t been living under a rock has seen the recent explosion of setting sprays (or “fixers”) into the beauty market. This genius product combines the power of an all day “set” to really help your makeup look last with the additional bonus of Supergoop’s outstanding sun block protection.
One of the mantras here at SKIN is “Reapply, reapply, reapply!” Using additional sunscreen once you’re wearing a full face of makeup used to be a huge challenge, but this product eliminates that problem. A few spritzes of the refreshing rosemary setting mist throughout the day freshens and revives your make up while providing an additional layer of sunscreen protection. At your next visit to SKIN, be sure to get a sample this innovative product from our sunscreen bar!
PRO TIP: Poolside or lounging at the beach and in need of a cooling refresher? Pop the setting mist into the ice chest with your drinks for a soothing and beneficial sun block treat!
Whether you’re riding elephants, running marathons, or just lounging by the pool, have fun in the sun and don’t forget to protect yourself!
Our certified aestheticians at SKIN the Spa can find the perfect sunscreen regimen tailored to your specific skin needs and busy schedule. Book your appointment today by calling 601.939.2457
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