23 Apr SKIN CARE ON VACATION | OAHU, HAWAII
When thinking about summer our mind usually goes to beach, pool, ocean, and outdoor activities. At least most of the time right? Summer actually used to be my least favorite season, I call it sun lotion season. Now don’t get me wrong, when I go on vacation I usually like to go somewhere warm, but at least I’ll be able to jump into the ocean or pool to cool off. But we can’t do that everyday all day 🙂 The reason why summer used to be my least favorite season, is because my skin is so fair and I get sunburned very easily if I don’t protect myself well enough from the UV rays. I am always on a mission to find the best sunscreen – meaning it doesn’t have bad chemicals in it, doesn’t stain my white beach cover up yellow, doesn’t make me feel all greasy and sticky all day, and is waterproof. Protecting your skin from the strong UV rays is very important – it will help you to prevent early wrinkles and getting skin cancer. When I started to pack for my trip to Hawaii I noticed I needed new sunscreen to bring with me and I found Goddess Garden Organics at Target (it’s also available at Marshalls, TjMaxx and on their website). I did some research on it and decided to give it a try. It feels nice on your skin, it doesn’t feel too sticky or greasy at all, and it’s very moisturizing.
Goddess Garden Organics was founded by Nova Covington and Paul Halter, because their first daughter was allergic to certain chemicals used in traditional bath and cosmetic products. The pure minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the only active agents used for sun protection in the sunscreen. Their mission: “Goddess Garden was founded on two important principles: helping the planet and helping people safely enjoy the sun.” You can read more on their website 🙂
About my bathing suit, I really love one pieces! They don’t always leave the best tan lines, but which bathing suit really does? Since my skin is so fair I always try to stick to either bright colors, dark colors, or bright patterns. I found this bathing suit at TjMaxx, and I linked some similar ones for you. 🙂
What sunscreen do you use? Do you have any other recommendations? Please let me know in your comments below what you do to protect your skin from the sun 🙂 Aloha, Joëlle
PS: In the last picture I’m showing the Hawaii’s most beloved and universal hand gesture “Shaka”. There is no direct translation to it, but it’s supposed to stand for “hang loose” and it is commonly used to reflect the aloha spirit. There is even an emoji for this hand gesture!!!