Pale is so hot right now. Take a hint from porcelain beauties like Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, and….what’s that guy’s name who plays Edward Cullen?


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How do these fair-skinned stars keep their skin safe from the sun? I have no idea. But I’m here to tell you, and those on the East Coast suffering the heat wave can attest, the sun is pretty damn strong during the summer months.

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The sun can be great for your vegetables, flowers, and who doesn’t love nice tan legs, right? But the UV rays are incredibly damaging, and now more than ever, sun safety is super important. We’ve all been lectured since grade school, so I’ll skip the scary skin cancer statistics and get right to the good stuff. There are so many fabulous products available right now to help keep your delicate skin out of harm’s way and enhance your beauty regimen.

No one likes to sweat in the summer (unless you’re one of those crazy people who runs outside in July whatttt????), so oil-free is the way to go. You don’t want to slather on sunscreen only to have the oil clog our pores and treat you to little blemishes as you hit the beach.

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One of my faves is Aveeno Positively Ageless Sunblock Lotion. I’ve trusted Aveeno for years, but this product goes above and beyond caring for your skin. The SPF 70 is sure to protect even the Ron Weasleys of the gingers from burning, and the special hypoallergenic, waterproof Enviroblock actually helps your face look younger, fresher and healthier. What’s not to love about that?

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For your face, stick it! Even in the meltiest of months, a girl’s sometimes gotta wear a little bit of makeup. For those days(and nights), you can still arm yourself from harm with Neutrogrena’s Oil Free Sunlock Stick. This is lightweight and loaded with antioxidants, and won’t smudge or cake on your face.

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Pucker up! Don’t forget about your kisser during the hot days of salt water sports, sun and sand. If you’ve ever suffered from sunburned, windburned or chapped lips, you know the importance of blocking your lips from the sun. My absolute favorite is Nivea Lip Care A Kiss of Protection, which contains SPF 30 and will keep your lips super soft for those sexy summer nights.

So don’t take any chances this summer! Take it from an oft-burned redhead: it’s worth the extra ten minutes in the car or before you leave the house to layer on the suncare products. A sunburn can ruin even the sexiest of summer activities, if you know what I mean. There’s no excuse not to stock up on the best sun care products out there. If you don’t like these options, be sure to ask your dermatologist what SPF and brands are best for you.

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Happy Sunning!

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