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Question: How can I stay safe and stylish in the sun?

Answer: Who doesn’t love a long, sun-fueled day of play and relaxation at the beach? While most of us welcome the summer weather and all of its pleasures with open arms, some sun-worshipers forget that overexposure to ultraviolet rays can wreak havoc on the skin. Nothing hurts like a case of bad sunburn—nothing! Severe sunburn causes blistering and peeling skin, turning a fun excursion into a nightmare in no time. Ouch! Plus, repeated exposure resulting in sunburn can lead to wrinkled skin, dark spots, and even worse—cancer.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to look after your skin and enjoy the bright, sunny season ahead. From clothing with built-in sun protection to multipurpose sunscreens, these fashion and beauty finds will keep you safe and stylish in the sun. Taking care of your body and looking fabulous at the same time? That’s a trend worth the hype.

Fashion

Major developments have been made in skin care technology, and the fashion industry has taken note. Case in point: this J.Crew rash guard top made from fabric with UPF 50 sun protection. Layer this adorable printed shirt over your swimsuit when the sun is especially strong, or pair it with jeans for a casual outfit with sporty flair. For a summer outfit that’s breezy and provides coverage, you can do no wrong with a maxi dress and a lightweight cardigan sweater. Style this beach-chic outfit for day or night. Accessorize your sun-safe look with elegant, but practical summer staples like an oh-so-chic wide brim hat, a printed scarf, and a cool pair of TOMS shades.

 

Beauty

We all know that SPF is crucial in the fight against sun exposure and skin disease. If you’re not slathering it on daily, then start! Try an oil-free formula like Lancome’s Bienfait UV 50+ Sunscreen for the face. Wear it alone or underneath makeup. For the rest of your body, use a broad-spectrum, easy-to-use product like Hampton Sun’s SPF 15 Continuous Mist Sunscreen. If your skin simply feels parched and dry due to the heat, spritz it with Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray that contains soothing elements like aloe, herbs, and rosewater. Want protection and coverage? Invest in double-duty makeup. Try a like versatile product like the Tinted Beauty Balm Skin Care Makeup with SPF 20 from Two Faced, or the Sugar Lip Treatment with SPF 15 from Fresh. To keep your locks lush, coat them in a leave-in product like Alterna’s Caviar CC cream for hair. It’s packed with sun-shielding ingredients that prevent breakage and promote growth. HSN has a wide selection of beauty favorites like these that will keep you safe all summer long.

 

There’s no need to sacrifice style and beauty for the sun. Whether you’re at the office or surfing the waves, just be sure to apply SPF every day! How do you stay safe in the sun?