I’ve been pregnant for 3 summers now, so I consider myself to be pretty savvy when it comes to navigating the beach and pool on those 90 degree South Carolina days. One thing though, I’ve never been this far along in pregnancy at the start of the summer, so having to squeeze my 31wk bump into something that doesn’t make me feel like a beached whale has been, needless to say, somewhat of a challenge. Never-mind the fact that you can’t wear just any ol’ sunscreen when you’re making a baby, so I’ve had a little fun with it and found my must-haves to get me to July when baby no 3 will grace us with his presence. I narrowed down my favorites and compiled them for you in this post. Whether you’re pregnant or not, there’s a little something for everyone, so scroll down to see what I’m currently loving for Summer 2018.
A good hat is a necessity for sun protection. I love a good floppy hat that can easily be worn by the pool or out on the town, but nothing beats a good straw hat when the weather is just too hot to bear. Here are a few favorites all under $25 –
Next is a good maternity bathing suit that doesn’t make you feel like you’re putting it all out there (especially in third tri). My favorite is from the brand, Kimi & Kai. They have so many great options for pregnant bellies and black is also super slimming, so this one is a winner in my book. (I’m wearing the size small) Here are a few other great maternity options that I found all under $70.
Now let’s talk skin protection.
I use this Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33 every day and I LOVE it. It’s not greasy and leaves a matte finish on your face. It goes on smoothly, feels moisturizing, and you can put your foundation right on top of it immediately without any caking, flaking, etc. I’ve tried so many different sunscreens and there are some pretty good ones out there, but seriously this one is the best. The consistency is perfect for under make up and the water resistance is great for summer days at the beach. And the smell…. omg, the smell, it’s so good! It smells just like pineapples.
Here’s a little bit more of the nitty gritty details straight from the Jan Marini website:
The Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection to decrease the risk of cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. This invisible, hydrating and weightless sunscreen feels amazing and smells great for the ultimate in daily wearability. Fast-absorbing and cosmetically elegant, the Daily Face Protectant features microscopic particles for additional oil control making it perfect for wear with or without makeup. Enhanced with antioxidants phytomelanin and beta glucan 1,3. Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33 helps reduce and address damage caused by sun exposure.
The brand is also holding their Beauty in Bloom Skin Care Events nationwide where attendees can receive a free Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33 along with other promotions. Locate a Beauty in Bloom National Skin Care Event and enter for a chance to win weekly prizes here!
Now you didn’t think I’d leave you hanging without some good beach bags, did ya? Here are a few of my faves all under $50.
I was gifted the Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33 from Jan Marini to try out for personal use; powered by BrandBacker. All opinions 100% honest and my own. Thank you for supporting these brands!