Getting Ready for Summer

Sunblocks All-Good & Babo

Getting Ready for Summer

The weather is changing
& the sun will be coming out.
Are you ready?


What happened to the beginning of the year? One minute we’re putting our winter woollies on and watching the snowfall, the next, the blossoms have come and gone and April is almost finished.It’s taken me awhile to get organised with ordering my next batch of Sunblocks for the summer.But finding the right ones for me came from trial and error as far back as I can remember.

Growing up in Australia, I spent a lot of my days outside or at the beach jet-skiing with my siblings and friends.I remember the first time we went jet-skiing, we ached so much from doing it all wrong that we couldn’t move at the end of the day. We laughed so much and had such a great time.

In Australia, the sun is so strong that it’s recommended to ‘Slip Slop and Slap’ protection all the time. Applying sunscreen to my face was always a risk for me.I tried using cricketers’ zinc but found it so harsh on my face.It became so hard that I could only remove it by scrubbing my already sensitive skin. If I used creamy sunscreens, my face would become clogged and prone to breaking out in Acne.
Urgh, the dread for me trying to protect my skin without causing other problems.

For quite some time, I found sunblock that is thicker in size than a regular lip balm which is easy to apply and suits my skin just right. Look for those with SPF Factor 30+. I apply mine before going out in the sunshine. Gently massage the sunblock it your skin, particularly around the eyes, nose and face. To slow down the aging process, avoid roasting your face directly under the sun.

If you’re sharing sunblock with your immediate family, wipe the top off beforehand. This will prevent anything from one’s face being passed to yours. I don’t usually allow anyone else to use my sunblock.

Wear a hat to shade your face, or a shirt/ T-shirt whilst walking around to prevent unnecessary burning and sun damage. When the clouds are out but the weather is muggy, be aware that you can still get burnt from the UV Rays of the sun. We don’t even realise how hot the sun until after our skin is stinging, red or covered in discoloured sunspots. Of course, you could style it up like Audrey Hepburn and Sophie Loren with a classy headscarf and huge sunglasses too!

Keep yourself hydrated, preferably with water. Whilst we’re out in the sunshine swimming in the beach, lake, pool or river, we are refreshed and cooled down. When we get out to dry off, the sun draws not only the water from the surface of our skin, but that which is within. It’s important to remain hydrated, with water, fruits and other refreshing options available during the summer.

Gallery: Riaci Beach Calabria Italy & Essentially Lili all-natural skincare products that you can use for after-sun care.

After sun care is extremely important too. We often forget about taking care of our skin should be part of our daily life, as it’s the only one we’re going to get. Once we’re returned from enjoying the summer weather, beach and scenery, we start the whole age appropriate after care routine. This will ensure the skin is replenished from being outside. It will also keep that glowing tan healthy looking too.
Re-hydrating the skin is just as important as drinking water.

What we use on holidays or during the summer:
• For the Kids, we use the Natural Baby Moisturising Oil which is easy to apply and gentle enough from their faces to their feet.
• Dad uses the Hydrating Face Balm as it smells of Sandalwood and keeps his skin feeling wonderful soft.
• For me, it’s a combination of products starting with my cleansing to ensure that the sunblock has been removed. Choose from either the Cypress Cleansing Balm which is made with Beeswax, Butters and Essential Oils or the Oil based Sunflower Cleanser
• Then I use the Frankincense Face Serum with the Nourishing Face Balm to hydrate and protect my skin.
• Depending on what we bring with us, we apply either the Jazz Body Butter , the Geranium Hands & Body or the Mint Body Butter on our shoulders, arms, tummy and legs.Either one is gorgeous with its natural scent and feels lush as it melts into the skin and keeps it hydrated for such a long time.
• And don’t forget your feet especially if you’re planning to wear open shoes or sling-backs!!Peppermint Feet keeps those heels soft and helps prevent fungal infections and smelly feet. But if you’re expecting or nursing, use the Tango Twinkle Toes or the Lime Foot Repair instead.

But don’t despair if you have damaged your skin already.I made the Sun Kissed Balm to assist with sunspots and discolouration caused by the sun.This product can only be used at night time to prevent your skin becoming more sensitive to the sun.

This month I have bought extra Sunblocks. Should you wish to get some let me know so that I can do another bulk order for you.It will include a portion of the delivery cost to save you money ordering yourself.


  • What’s your favourite sunblock product?</li/>
  • Have you ever considered using Sunblock versus Sunscreen on your face?
  • Have you had any sunshine mishaps?
  • Feel free to comment and share your personal stories below.

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3 thoughts on “Getting Ready for Summer

  1. Lili Giglia says:

    Best Sunscreens for your and your family: Courtesy Dr. Axe:

    The Best Sunscreens of 2019, Beach & Sport

    Attitude 100% Mineral Sunscreen, Fragrance Free, SPF 30
    All Good Sunstick, Unscented, SPF 30
    Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Lotion Sunscreen, Sensitive Skin, SPF 50
    Badger Active Natural Mineral Sunscreen Cream, Unscented, SPF 30
    Goddess Garden Sport Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50
    Just Skin Food Baby Beach Bum Sunscreen Stick, SPF 31
    Kabana Organic Skincare Green Screen Sunscreen Lotion, Original, SPF 32
    Poofy Organics The Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
    Poofy Organics The Sunscreen Stick, SPF 30
    Sunology Mineral Sunscreen, Body, SPF 50
    Thinksport Sunscreen, SPF 50+
    Waxhead Sun Defense Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Stick, SPF 30

    The Best Sunscreens of 2019, Moisturizers

    Badger Damascus Rose Face Sunscreen, SPF 25
    Block Island Organics Natural Face Moisturizer, SPF 30
    Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense, SPF 30
    Goddess Garden Face the Day Daily Moisturizer, SPF 30
    Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer, SPF 30
    Sanre Shaded Rose Solar Calming Facial Cream, SPF 30
    Suntegrity Skincare Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer, SPF 30

    The Best Sunscreens of 2019, Kid-Friendly

    Adorable Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+
    All Good Kid’s Sunscreen, SPF 30
    Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50
    Badger Kids Active Sunscreen Cream, Tangerine & Vanilla, SPF 30
    Bare Republic Baby Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50
    Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Baby, SPF 30+
    BurnOut Kids Sunscreen, SPF 35
    California Baby Calendula Sunscreen, SPF 30+
    COOLA Suncare Baby Mineral Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50
    Equate Baby Zinc Sunscreen Mineral Lotion, SPF 50
    Goddess Garden Kids Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50
    Hawaiian Sol Sol Kid Kare, SPF 50
    MDSolarSciences KidCreme Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 40
    Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen, SPF 50
    Nurture My Body Baby Organic Sunscreen, SPF 32
    Sunology Mineral Sunscreen, Kids, SPF 50
    thinkbaby Sunscreen, SPF 50+
    thinksport Kids Sunscreen, SPF 50+
    Tom’s of Maine Baby Sunscreen Lotion, Fragrance Free, SPF 30
    Waxhead Sun Defense Baby Zinc Oxide Sunscreen, SPF 35

  2. Lili Giglia says:

    Sunscreens to Avoid. Courtesy Dr. Axe:

    Most Toxic Sunscreens to Avoid

    Children are more susceptible to certain toxic chemicals during development and because blistering sunburns early in life can lead to an increased risk of skin cancer down the line. That’s why it’s even more vital for children and babies to avoid the most toxics sunscreens. While other brands received low scores, too, here are some of the children and baby sunscreen products with the worst ratings.

    Worst Sunscreens for Kids

    Banana Boat Kids Continuous Spray Sunscreen, SPF 100
    Banana Boat Kids Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100
    Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Lotion Spray, SPF 50
    Coppertone Kids Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50
    Coppertone Kids Wet Protect Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50
    CVS Health Children’s Clear Spray, SPF 50 and 70
    Equate Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70
    Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Stick Sunscreen/Spray, SPF 70+
    Up & Up Kids Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50

    And here are some of the other worst overall offenders scoring in the Red Zone (7-10) for major safety concerns:

    Panama Jack Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+ & 85
    Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen, SPF 60+
    CVS Health Sensitive Skin Sun Lotion, SPF 60+
    Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Spray, SPF 15, 30 & 50
    Panama Jack Sunscreen Spray, SPF 15, 30 & 70
    NO-AD Sun Care Sport Continuous Spray Sunscreen, SPF 50
    Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50 & 85+
    Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen Spray, SPF 30
    Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray, SPF 100+
    Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, SPF 70, 85+ & 100+

  3. Claire Cronshaw says:

    I just wanted to post about the amazing #sunkissedbalm. I bought this last autumn after i kept looking despairingly at the sun-damage on my face.

    On the first application i noticed how nice the product felt on my skin and smelt lovely.
    i noticed an improvement in the appearance of the sun-damage after a short time.
    i also noticed that the spots i had had all summer on my temples and hairline disappeared overnight.
    i thought might be coincidence from not using sun-cream any longer in the cooler weather.
    This week i noticed the spots had reappeared after using sun cream again.
    Applied the Sun kissed balm and they disappeared overnight!
    No idea which ingredients in the balm are responsible for this but know this will be my go-to product this summer!! Thanks Lili and sorry i did not spread the word sooner!!

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