Having fun in the sun is an important part of any summer honeymoon, and so is protecting yourself from its damaging rays. While you know by now the importance of sunscreen, you might not have thought of these other ways to practice safe sun. Check out our favorite sun protection products to be sure to pack before you embark on your trip!
Whether you’re going to be lounging at the beach for hours, or strolling in the sun, Coolibar’s umbrellas make sun protection a breeze. The 6’ Titanium beach umbrella (perfect to pack if you’re road tripping to your destination) features a silver and blue color on the outside to reflect UV rays, and green on the inside to absorb them. It’s rated as UPF50+ and will provide you with much more than just shade. Similarly, the travel umbrella is also rated UPF 50+, has an ergonomic design with soft grip handle, and is water repellant.
Care for Your Hair
Your hair may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to sun protection or sunburn, but it can certainly be damaged from the sun. Luckily, there are tons of SPF protectants to keep your locks moisturized, bright, and healthy. Available at Sephora, Phytoplage’s Protective Sun Oil provides an anti-dehydration screen and UV filter, that protects your color and hair itself from the sun, as well as swimming waters. Enriched with rosemary and willow extracts, it also smells a-mazing. Another option is Aveda’s Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, which is water-resistant and offers UVA/UVB defense to sun exposure.
Wearing a hat will not only complete your ensemble, but will also help you practice smart sun safety, too. For a stylish way to protect your face (and maybe hide some third-day hair) a fun and floppy sunhat can do the trick. Some of our favorites include Nordstrom’s Bow Band Floppy Straw Hat and these Insta-worthy printed hats with perfect honeymoon phrases including “Just Married’ and “Do Not Disturb.”
Sun-scarves are a chic, smart way to protect your neck and shoulders from damaging and painful burns. The Shedo Lane UV UPF 50+ Scarf features a convenient snap-closure that enables you to wear it like an infinity scarf, a cowl neck, or however else you typically enjoy your neckwear. Available in three stylish colors, it’s also machine washable and tagless for extra ease of wear, all while being UPF 50+. Shedo Lane also makes a variety of sun protectant clothing items including stylish open back shirts, t-shirts, and more.
Ever hear that the first giveaway of a woman’s age is her hands? It’s true, and often it’s due to wrinkles and age spots that occur as a direct result of sun damage. It’s super important to properly protect your paws from sunshine and other environmental hazards, Deborah Lippmann’s Rich Girl – Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Hand Cream is made with moisturizing shea butter, avocado and jojoba oil, all while a broad-spectrum sun protectant helps defend against the sun’s rays. (It’s also not tested on animals, and is paraben and sulfate free!)
Protect Your Pout
With your hair and hands covered, it’s easy to forget about your lips. ESPECIALLY important on your honeymoon, you need to protect and condition your pout against the sun’s damaging and drying affects. Supergoop!’s AcaiFusion Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is paraben, sulfate and phthalate free while offering powerful sun protection and hydration.