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Guest Contributor Kara Manos – Fun in the Sun: SPF Essentials

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05 Jul Guest Contributor Kara Manos – Fun in the Sun: SPF Essentials

by ATFDC Guest Contributor Kara Manos

Word on the street is this July will be one of the hottest months—ever, which means plenty of trips to the pool and beach in an effort to stay cool. But don’t forget the sunscreen! Here, I’ve rounded up my favorite SPF products that will protect you from your head to your toes.

For the Face:

Hat or not hat, protect your face with Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Faces SPF 50 ($10). I love this fragrance free sunblock that uses natural sunscreen ingredients for a soft and sheer application. [Application tip: make sure you apply body and face sunscreen every two hours!]

For the Body:

While I have an array of body sunscreen lotions in my linen closet, I always reach for Philosophy’s Here Comes The Sun ($26) that packs a water resistant SPF 30 and age defense formula (think vitamins C and E to help enhance skin cellular defense).

For the Eyes:

You may be thinking, “what a concealer doing in a SPF skincare roundup?” I swear by this products and it’s not your typical concealer. Perricone MD’s No Concealer Concealer ($45) is a multi-tasting treatment that packs anti-aging properties and SPF 35 to protect under your eyes, not to mention is small enough to carry in your purse or beach bag.

For the Lips:

I keep multiple sticks of COOLA Liplux SPF 30 ($12) in my purse, my car and on my nightstand. The reason? Yummy ingredients like Shea, Avocado and Raspberry butters to help nourish and moisturize lips, and of course protect.

After Sun Care:

If you come back from a day at the beach with sunburn then it’s clear you didn’t read this post. But regardless of a lobster bake, soothe sun-kissed skin with Kiehl’s Deluxe Hand & Body Lotion with Aloe Vera & Oatmeal ($20).


Kara Manos writes about all things beauty in the District on her blog, Politics of Pretty.