Greece has been a blast. I truly love water sport vacations! This is not a beauty blog, but today I want to share a skin care advice :).
In case you wonder, this is not product placement or a sponsored post. Just me, sharing my experience, after a decade on the board on the water.
Protect Yourself From The Sun!
The sun has a strong effect, when you have fun in the water. Even if it’s clouded, you should take precautions and use a high sun protection factor (SPF).
When I go on windsurf / SUP vacations, I prefer to go somewhere where a wetsuit is not needed. Hey, I live in Norway!! We are wrapped up in thick clothes most of the year. When the sun is shining and the water is warm, a bikini is the only suitable clothing!
I have tested many different sunscreens for water sports, but I always come back to some favorites.
Riemann P20 for body and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream for face and lips!
Why is Riemann P20 my no. 1 choice for body?
It’s super easy to apply and not greasy. It’s not white, so I don’t get white spots all over your bikini. It absorbs quickly, and my skin feels smooth. It doesn’t contain perfume or parabens.
Finally, the most important, the sun screen is incredible water resistant, even after hours of water sports! I only use SPF 30 and 50.
Why is Elizabeth Arden no. 1 choice for face and lips?
I always wear a very high SPF on my face and lips, in order to reduce skin cell damage. Staying long days in water, sun and wind is not exactly a beauty recipe for my face. I have tried water proof and water resistant products. The result has been that my face gets very irritated, since the skin cannot breath.
The Eight Hour® Cream series is an award winning series, and also my number one choice.
The Eight Hour® Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF 50 is very light and oil free. It’s PABA-free and a good hydration for my face. But it’s not water resistant, so I reapply often!
The stick for lips and other exposed areas (nose etc) is water-resistant and perspiration-resistant. Easy to apply and non-sticky. The stick is wide and economical in use. No color, so put it on your husband as well! 🙂
My sunscreen routine
I always buy my favorites before we leave. Just remember this, if you buy them at the airport! Even if the shopping bag is sealed, it might be taken away from you in transit in the US. I have tried it and had to give up $250 of sunscreen.
- The first thing I do in the morning is to apply sunscreen. Then I know, that it has absorbed properly before I put on clothes. I don’t get a lot of sand in the sunscreen, as I would if I did it on the beach.
- I always use 50 on the chest, the shoulders, top of my head, feet and hands.
- I re-apply face and lips often
- I re-apply the whole body before lunch.
Happy surfing and tanning!
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