There is one girls’ trip I will never forget. I was young (and dumb) but off to have the time of my life with my friends in Miami. We played on the beach all day and then walked around to go find food. A guy stopped us and said, “You’re so cute… a black girl with a red nose!” Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is only cute in Christmas stories. I packed everything but sunscreen on that trip. It’s something I have never done since then.
Older and wiser, I have a sunscreen for everything. I use sunscreen on my face daily but if I am going to the pool or the beach, I pack a few more things.
I really love the Coola Travel Set. I took it to Mexico and it was pretty convenient for a long weekend on the beach.
Notes: These products do not leave an ashy tint or film on your skin. If you have lots of melanin, that is always a concern. I never want to go to the beach with an awkward tint as if I put on makeup meant for somebody else. I love that I can wear all of these and still have a beach glow.
For those of us who live in sunny states like Texas, wear sunscreen to football games. It’s August 1 and football season is just around the corner.