Trusted protection: Sun Bum products to try this summer

I’m so happy it’s finally summer.

After a winter that just seemed to never end, followed by lots of rain, the weather has finally decided to cooperate and warm up this week.  I’ve already spent a few mornings outside in the sun and first thing I do before heading out for an hour of tanning is to apply sunscreen.

Now I was always the person that never tanned.  I have really pale skin that would get a little bit of colour but never that bronze glow that I coveted that other people would get.  When COVID first started in spring 2020 since I was working from home, I decided to take full advantage of my patio and would work outside in the morning in the sun, working on my tan.  For the time in my life I actually managed to get a tan and I was shocked that my skin was able to actually take on that colour.

Now the thing that helped was applying sunscreen.  I used a spray screen since I found it gave me a nice glow that attracted the sun, but yet still kept me safe.  Ever since then I’m a changed woman and always have to have a good sunscreen on me when spending time outside working on my tan.

Now a sunscreen brand I have been using for years and love is Sun Bum.  You might recognize this sunscreen since it comes in adorable packaging and has a monkey for the label.  Their products are cruelty-free, vegan, gluten free, reef friendly, sulphate free, and paraben free. If you’ve never used their products before, I definitely recommend picking some up since the formula is amazing and it smells delightful.

Here are my top picks.

Sun Bum sunscreens

Sun Bum Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion

The Sun Bum Original Sunscreen Lotion (C$17.99), available in three sizes, is a moisturizing sunscreen that will nourish skin and protect it from the sun. The formula contains Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which can cause premature skin aging.

Sun Bum has this formula in a variety of SPF factors, but I’m a big fan of the SPF 30 since I find it’s the middle of the road protection factor. Usually when I buy a sunscreen I tend to go for SPF 15 or 30 since I find them on the lighter side and not too heavy.  I have also used 45, 50, 60, which are also good and believe it or not, will also help with your tan.

Sun Bum Original SPF Sunscreen Spray

For those who like a spray better, check out the Sun Bum Original SPF Sunscreen Spray (C$19.49)

This spray is the same original formula but in a handy spray bottle, which allows for faster application and an easier way to get those hard-to-reach spots like your back.

This formula is an ultra sheer/dry touch in a continuous spray formula that protects you from the sun while also nourishing skin with Vitamin E.

Personally I do prefer a spray for sitting at the pool or beach for tanning since it leaves your skin glowy, which then attracts the sun.  If I’m using it for just being outside (let’s say on a walk), I do prefer a lotion since I like the texture of a lotion better when I’m wearing clothes (I find a spray tends to be a little tacky or sticky feeling).

Sun Bum also offers this spray in a variety of different SPF factors for the optimal coverage in sun protection.

Sun Bum Cool Down lotion and Detangler

Sun Bum After Sun Cool Down Lotion

After a long day in the sun your skin will need some moisture (it also helps with the maintenance of the tan), and that’s where the Sun Bum After Sun Cool Down (C$13.99) comes in.

This lotion, which is also great for sunburns, revitalizes skin and provides hydration thanks to a formula containing soothing aloe and Vitamin E.  The texture of this is really nice on application since it’s light and non-greasy.  I do recommend picking up a product like this since you never know when you’re going to burn. It’s also great for long days at the pool or beach to nourish skin after hours in the sun.

Sun Bum Curls Detangler Spray

Every spend a day at the lake, pool, or ocean and your hair is just a mess after?  Yeah, I’ve been there a few times.  If you have curly hair then you’ll love the Sun Bum Curls Detangler Spray (C$17.97).

This spray helps condition and smooth out curly hair, while also nourishing it and taming frizz.  The formula also helps to reduce breakage and enhance natural shine while also protecting hair from the sun.

Now I don’t have curly hair but can still get some benefit from this since I always shower and wash my hair after it gets wet and this product definitely helps with brushing out any tangles left over from the day.  Just like skin, the sun is very dry and damaging on your hair and this product will help to keep your gorgeous locks nourished, protected, and silky smooth.

Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm

Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm

Every morning I apply a sunscreen to my face regardless of if I’m going out or not.  I also always keep a lip bam with me at all times, so when I saw the Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm (C$4.99) I knew this product would be right up my alley.

This lip balm features SPF 30 protection so lips stay protected. It also has aloe and Vitamin E to nourish lips and keeps them nice and safe.  I think we often forget about lips when it comes to sun protection and if you are planning on spending a lot of time outdoors this summer then a SPF lip balm is a must. This particular one comes in a variety of different delicious scents like banana, coconut, watermelon, pineapple, and more.

Sun Bum has a whole range of sun protection products for the face, skin, and hair, and now is the perfect time to start thinking about what your summer line-up will look like.  I also want to add that their products smell amazing (like coconuts) and are really the perfect scent to amp up your summer.

Have you tried Sun Bum products?

Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.

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