Protecting your skin from UV rays is an important step in any skin-care routine all year long, but in the summer months – when sitting in the sun for hours at a time isn’t out of the norm – it’s vital to apply (and reapply) your sunscreen – especially on tattooed skin.
Without proper protection, the sun can dull a tattoo’s colors and cause it to fade much quicker over time, effectively ruining the tat you likely spent a pretty penny on.
To ensure that your tattoo is protected from the sun, all you need is a safe lotion or spray sunscreen that, spoiler alert, you can use on the rest of your body. That’s right, tattoos – whether super tiny or covering your entire body – don’t need anything special when it comes to sun care, so whatever you use on your body is perfect for coating your ink with.
That said, based on effectiveness, price, and user reviews, we’ve rounded up some of the best sunscreens on the market for all skin tones and types to help protect all of your skin from the sun’s harmful (but oh-so-sweet) rays. And if you’re more into physical blockers, like zinc oxide, we’ve got you covered there, too.
What’s Written in the Stars For You This Month? Check Out Your July Love Horoscope
July has been a bit of a roller coaster so far (if you weren’t already aware, Mercury was in retrograde at the start of the month). While the stars can help predict what’s in store for you, what can you expect when it comes to your dating life specifically? POPSUGAR spoke to Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer at Astrology.com, to get some answers on cosmic dos and don’ts this month.
Now that Mercury retrograde in Cancer is over (it ended on July 12), communication is back on track. But that’s not all – some good energy should be coming your way, too. Venus, the planet of love, will be in flirty (and techy) Gemini all month, “balancing the overall energy by adding its light energy into the mix,” said Montúfar.
“During this time, sexting and cybersex are at an all-time high, and commitment at its lowest since Gemini is a sign that likes to explore all its options.”
Translation? Don’t expect to get into a long-term relationship right now. Think less committal, but also much more forward. “Mars has been making the dating scene even more interesting since it entered fiery Aries at the end of June, giving most signs the confidence to chase their victim,” added Montúfar.
Keep reading to see what all that means for your zodiac sign for the remainder of July.