Happy Wednesday! Today is a fashion and health combo post. Who doesn’t love a good 2 for 1!? I want to dive into why you need sun protection year-round. You may remember my skin cancer story (read it here), so this topic is near and dear to me. It is a myth that once the summer sun is gone, so is our risk of sunburn and skin cancer. Just because we are wearing a jacket doesn’t mean that we aren’t getting those harmful rays! That is why it is so important to make wearing UV protection clothing and sunscreen a habit all year long. Dr. Jill Feetham weighed in on this during our IGTV chat which you can view HERE. Don’t worry, you don’t have to sacrifice your style to remain safe!
It seems like we actually spend more time outside in the fall than in the summer since it is much more pleasant. So many fall activities require us to go outside. Going to a pumpkin patch, taking a walk, or going to a daytime football/soccer game all require sun protection! This is why I love this Cabana Life UV 50+ shift dress. It is perfect for running errands or attending your child’s soccer game. It is comfortable, casual and I love the cute print. You can also get the shift dress in this striped print or this blue and green pattern. These dresses pair perfectly with a denim jacket or sweater and sneakers. All of Cabana Life clothes are UV 50+. Read more about the story behind the brand here. Another top that I love to walk the dogs in is this Cover black top. It is UV protectant and pairs perfectly with leggings and UV protection sunglasses.
Besides protecting yourself with UV protectant clothing, it is really important to wear sunscreen. I created a whole sunscreen guide over the summer that you can read here. Some of my favorite sunscreen brands include Supergoop!, Skin Ceuticals, and Coola. Be sure to check out this IGTV that I did with Dr. Jill Feetham. She helped demystify sunscreen, SPF and UV protection. All valuable lessons we need to know. YEAR-ROUND!
Below are all items that will keep you protected from the sun this fall. Stay safe and healthy!
xoxo – Tanya
Photo: Audrie Dollins