While sunscreen should protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun, it’s not completely infallible, especially if you don’t have time to reapply it every hour and a half or so. With that in mind, it’s probably a good idea to wear hats to give your face that extra boost of protection, so you won’t have to worry about reapplying your SPF constantly. Luckily, there are tons of stylish hats available this summer that will shield your skin from the sun.
Floppy Hat: This 70’s throwback has been in style for a while now, and is pretty much the perfect beach day accessory. It makes any bathing suit look chic and bohemian while simultaneously ensuring you don’t wind up looking like a lobster by the end of the day.
Another retro style that will look cute on the beach is a cloche hat, made famous by flappers in the 1920’s. The slanted angle of this style won’t cover as much as the floppy 70’s styles, but its cute and beachy nevertheless. Add a cloche with a nautical/sailor inspired swimsuit to tie the vintage feel together.
Panama hats are the quintessential warm weather hat–they provide a lot of protection from the sun and look undeniably beachy. This style of hat will also go with any kind of swimsuit you choose; it’s a no brainer. All you need are some palm trees in the background and a fruity drink in your hand to complete the look.
Another classic that is breaking out of the sports arena and onto the beach is the baseball cap. While this style is usually reserved for going to a ballgame, it’s come back into the mainstream with a vengeance. You can pretty much wear it anywhere with anything. It’s an especially great style if you love water sports and plan on being active rather than a beach bum because it will stay on your head and protect it from the sun.
A straw boater is a nautical style that is reserved mainly for the beach, with good reason: it has some ventilation so you won’t sweat, but it will protect you from the sun, and it makes any outfit look beachy. This is yet another no-brainer that will suit any style of swimsuit and prevent sunburn.
It’s especially imperative that you select a protective hat for the beach if you are undergoing laser hair removal on your face (upper lip/chin/neck). Your skin cannot get tanned/exposed to the sun two weeks before and two to three weeks after a laser treatment, otherwise, it could result in discoloration, burns, or your laser technician will not be able to work on your skin, halting the process. Make sure you select a hat that will not only suit your style but will keep the sun far away from your lovely Satori smooth skin.