It is finally warm in New York! Everyone is excited to sit outside during lunch, go to the park, take walks, and sooner than later, they will be going to the beach. While I am one of many who’s excited to begin enjoying the outdoors, I am also very cautious of the sun. Unfortunately, I have seen long-term effects the sun can have on people who don’t use protection, so I am dedicating this blog to show you three ways to stay safe in the sun!
A sunburn hurts! Everyone knows that you should wear sunscreen. However, many people don’t. Very simply, skin cancer rates are on the rise, and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer. It helps to prevent facial brown spots, skin discolorations, veins and blotches. Sunscreen should be at least SPF 15 (sorry ladies, SPF 4 in a tanning oil does not do much), and reapplied throughout the day when you are outside. Sunblock as a summer giveaway is a smart and useful item to distribute. Personally, I love the 8 oz. SPF 30 bottle. It is perfect for my diaper bag.
2. Lip Balm
My poor mom is prone to chapped lips all year long. And in the summer, they easily blister from the sun if she does not put on lip balm with SPF. I am not sure which is worse, a sunburn, or having lips with painful bubbles on them (gross, I know.) But that is why protecting the skin on your lips is so important. Your lips are very sensitive, and just like the rest of your body, they need to be taken care of. Receiving a lip balm in a fun flavor as a handout is always useful. Who would throw away a watermelon flavored SPF 15 lip balm?!
3. Sun Glasses
DON’T LOOK INTO THE SUN…it hurts! For all of you light-eyed people, or people with good vision, the sun hurts even more! One of our best sellers all throughout the year are sunglasses! Whether it be the sun reflecting off of all the snow we had this winter, or driving home in the glare of the sunset, people need sunglasses! Luckily, we offer all different shapes, sizes and colors in which most can be rushed in one day. Sunglasses are the perfect party giveaway for all seasons!
So the next time you plan a fun day filled with sun, grab your three basic items that will help protect you all day long!