Simple product changes you can make to take better care of yourself this summer

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I’m not sure if you remember, but last summer my family and I traveled around the country for almost two months and then moved to Spain for six months. While that was an epic adventure, I’m VERY excited to stay home this summer and fully enjoy our beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado! Getting outside as much as possible is priority number one. Can’t wait to take some of my favorite hikes!

To prepare for the summer season, I’ve made a few key product changes that I think will benefit you as well. These seemingly simple changes can have a big impact!

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Tip #1) Polarized sunglasses

Swapping out your regular sunglasses for protective polarized sunglasses makes a HUGE difference… especially when hiking, walking in the great outdoors, driving, fishing or whatever your favorite summer activity is. You will see better and be better protected from the sun. At the moment I walk the dog every day and drive a lot because the schedules of the kids are so crazy. (I feel like a cab driver most days.) In the summer, I also go hiking a lot. I’m excited to test all my new Maui Jim Polarized Sunglasses! (See more of my favorite styles below).

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I don’t know about you, but when someone mentioned polarized sunglasses six months ago, I imagined Chris’ very masculine fisherman’s sunglasses. I was thrilled to discover Maui Jim’s more feminine and modern options. In the photos above, I’m wearing the sporty and chic Triton sunglasses above.

The advantages of polarized lenses are:

They are sun resistant and block 100% of all harmful UV rays. You see better! Everything is improved, brighter, with more vibrant colors Less eye fatigue because you can relax the eyes Less wrinkles around the eyes – meaning less crow’s feet…that’s a BIG win in my book! They have the Skin Cancer Foundation seal as an effective UV filter…did you know that 5%-10% of skin cancer is around the eyes??

Shop more from Maui Jim here.

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More sunglasses I love

Aren’t these SO cute? I love the shape of the Puakenikeni sunglasses in ‘Shiny Gold’. (They’re also available in bronze and rose gold.) I just took these sunglasses to our most recent lacrosse tournament in Vail and I’ll definitely be wearing these glamorous and edgy shades all summer long!

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#2) Mineral vs Chemical Sunscreen

Another simple change you can make this summer to take better care of yourself… change chemical sunscreen for mineral sunscreen.

A study published in January 2020 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) looked at six sunscreen chemicals (avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, homosalate, octisalate, and octinoxate). All 6 ingredients were absorbed into the bloodstream at significantly higher levels than what the FDA recommends. The study’s authors admit that more research is needed and that their findings do not indicate that sunscreen is unsafe.

However, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) recommends avoiding chemical sunscreens containing oxybenzone due to concerns that this ingredient may disrupt hormones and cause allergic skin reactions. I made the decision to use mineral-based sunscreen years ago, but if you haven’t already, I’m sharing a few of my favorites and some highly recommended ones below so you can make the switch too!

Tip: Always read the ingredients on the bottle or box! If you switch, look for active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.

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#3) Tidy up your skincare

The last shift you can make is a little more challenging, but can certainly have an impact… Cleaning up your skincare routine. It’s easy to leave out ingredients in your products as you may not be using that much of each product. But take a moment to think about all the skincare products you use on any given day: deodorant, moisturizer, eye cream, shower gel, body lotion, etc… and suddenly it DOES make sense! You can protect yourself from potentially harmful ingredients by cleaning up your skincare routine. You may not know where to start, but don’t worry, I covered you in this video. If you are just starting out with a beauty cleanse, I also recommend that you read this post. Take advantage of our research and resources so you don’t waste time and money trying different ‘clean’ products.

All our clean beauty information is posted here.

Have you made any of these changes? Let us know in the comments below!

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