Sunscreen and body care to deal with trips to sunnier climates.
It’s not that Seattleites don’t know how to apply sunscreen. We sometimes just forget, as we travel away from the Pacific Northwest, that you need to wear it so much.
For your summer travels, here’s how to prep for sunnier climes, deal with it while you’re out, and care for yourself if you overdo it.
Clarins Self Tanning Milky-Lotion ($38 at Nordstrom). Add some color and hydration with this top-of-the-line formula that looks natural and actually smells — dare we say it? — good.
St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan ($25 at Sephora). No time for self-tanner? Even you might be able to deal with this formula you leave on for three minutes and then rinse off in the shower.
James Read H20 Tan Mist ($31 at Anthropologie). A gradual self-tanner that’s mixed with rosewater to create a refreshing primer that also adds a golden glow.
Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 ($49 at Nordstrom). More than just a sunscreen, this moisturizer also protects skin from free radicals and includes vitamins C and E. It’s the perfect product for your face.
Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Lip Gloss SPF 40 ($18 at paulaschoice.com). You can protect your delicate lip skin and add some light, glossy color with this Seattle company’s gloss.
Herbivore After Sun Soothing Aloe Mist ($20 at herbivorebotanicals.com). If you forget to reapply or missed a spot, apply this locally made, aloe-based formula to soothe and hydrate your skin.
Julep Beach Tonic ($23 at julep.com). Even if you were perfect with your sunscreen application, the sun takes a toll on skin. Use this local product to moisturize with lightweight oils that feel and smell great.