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Sun’s Out, Bun’s Out!

Happy May! The sun is shining and it’s time to throw your hair in a messy bun, get outside, and play (while social distancing, of course!). I moved back to the Big Apple in the middle of winter so sunscreen was not something I already had on hand. I LOVE when I don’t already have something. It gives me the opportunity to find a sustainable/low waste alternative to what I would normally buy!

In this case, it was Raw Elements‘ Natural Sunscreen Tinted Facial Moisturizer. It’s plastic free and reef safe. Heck Yeah! I was only outside for a little over an hour, but I was in direct sunlight and this proved to be a successful protectant for my skin.

If you’re like me and have fair skin at the beginning of the summer season, don’t fret when you first put it on! You may think to yourself, “Woah! This is wayyyyy too dark for my skin tone.” That’s what I thought too. Keep applying it evenly on your face! By the time it is all spread out, it truly does just look like a tint. My favorite part of this product has to be the fact that it does not feel heavy or sticky on my skin like other sun protectives.

I haven’t tried Raw Elements body sunscreen just yet because I try to support a variety of small businesses and different products to find my favorites. If you have tried it (or a different sustainable company’s body sunscreen) shoot me a DM on instagram! I’d love to chat and hear your feedback. Stay safe, and enjoy this gorgeous weather!

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