Cruelty-Free Summer Skincare

August 3, 2011By 2 Comments

The following is a guest post by Christy Hall. She’s not only vegan, compassionate and stylish, but she knows a thing or two about cruelty-free skincare! Feel free to add her on Facebook! 🙂

Although the summer is winding down, the sun is still out in full force. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been a busy little beaver doing outreach, petitioning at Warped, and walking around the (surprisingly) hot streets of DC in a frantic state trying to figure out where the hell I am! :O

I know this next statement may be hard to believe, but you best believe it; this girl HATES the sun. Ok ok, I know we need the sun for photosynthesis, vitamin D, and all that mess, but does it really have to be so damn hot and do horrible things to my fragile fair skin?! >:(

I like to keep my skin fair and my tattoos vibrant. This is impossible with overexposure to the sun.

So here’s what I do:

I lather up with sunscreen any chance I get. When I’m in the sun for a long amount of time I will apply sunscreen like every 15-20 minutes. No shit. Here is one of my fave cruelty-free sunscreens that is easily accessible.

I like this one from Alba Botanica because it claims to be “sport” sunscreen. When I’m out walking around struttin’ my stuff I tend to get a little sweaty. So I don’t want to sweat my sunscreen off as soon as I apply it. I feel like that defeats the purpose. This stuff stays on through the blood, sweat, and tears, of a new DC resident running around like a… you know. ;D

Trader Joe’s also carries an amazing sunscreen with an SPF of 50. It comes in a very convenient spray bottle and it is very affordable. However, I will admit it smells a little weird. >:/

When I come home from being out in the sun all day I like to apply some sort of Aloe Vera gel and Vitamin E oil. Again, I am all about the Trader Joe’s brands. They are affordable and they work really well!

Aloe Vera works to calm the overexposed skin and relieve any burning that may have happened.

Vitamin E oil has been proven to reverse the affects and damage caused by sun exposure and can even prevent and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Gotta start on some early wrinkle prevention folks if we wanna stay young and hot fah ev-ah!

Also wear big cruelty-free sunglasses and hats any chance you get and don’t stay in the sun longer than you have to.

So go ahead and get up off your tush and do some activism, go for a run, or hell at least walk your ass to the vegan bakery instead of driving! :3 Just remember sunscreen and Vitamin E oil and you should be good to go!

Stay sexy, bitches! 😀

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  1. Amanda says:

    Hiya – where can I find big vegan sunglasses that don’t cost a fortune?

  2. Gauri Radha गौरी राधा says:

    Had no idea TJ carries sunscreen, will look out for it next time I go.

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