Beaches are one of the truest pleasures our world has to offer. There’s nothing quite like spending the day baking in the sun with the cool ocean just a few yards away. It’s bliss. That is, of course, until you get sunburnt.
The sun is the source of a strange dichotomy. On the one hand, it’s the source of all life on Earth, and the main reason that ice cream is a delightful experience. On the other, spending too much time out in the sun not only causes painful burns, it causes cancer too. But, despite the cancer risks associated with too much of it, there are increasingly calls for us to be spending more time in the sun. Apparently it increases life expectancy, reduces the risk of high blood pressure, reduces the risk of cancer (yes, you read that right), improves sleep, and a whole host of other claims.
So here's our guide to sunbathing safely and our staff picks for the summer sun!
Premium Tents are Made with the finest quality materials and attention to detail, ensuring they are as beautiful as they are practical. Enjoy 6' of shade for the whole family when open & then pack down into a matching carry bag to transport to and from the beach with ease.
Active Athlon™ fabric is engineered for cutting-edge performance and comfort, including our exclusive Cooltect™ technology that accelerates moisture wicking for a cooler workout and helps keep the fabric fresh; Soft, lightweight, breathable, moisture wicking and quick dry to keep you active all day
We formulated this body oil with the goal of giving you the benefits of the sun, including on the days when it’s not shining. Calendula oil from Marigold flowers grown in our founders own backyard, act as the perfect antidote for tired and sore muscles. Our special aromatherapy blend of Lavender and Blood orange, calm the senses and boost mood. Rice Bran oil is rich in vitamins and works on softening and deeply hydrating the skin.
Front zip rash guard for free diving, surfing, wake surfing or out for shaken martinis. Super soft hand feel with double lined, thick and stretchy material. As always, made sustainably and ethically from recycled plastic bottles in Vancouver, BC.
The non-greasy, moisturizing, zinc-based Mineral sunscreen in a smooth-glide stick that gives Broad Spectrum SPF 50 protection.
Designed with their signature ric-rac trim, in collaboration with milliner Lola Ehrlich of Lola Hats, these are a must for any of your summertime destinations. Crafted by hand in straw, the hat is easily packable - our favorite feature!
Founder Shannon Vaughn recommended
Our Arm Sleeves are ideal when wearing a short sleeve t-shirt or short sleeve polo to protect your arms and hands from harmful UV rays. Made from cotton and natural bamboo, the fabric is super soft on your skin while helping you regulate your body temperature, keeping you cool and protected in the heat.
Classic aloe gel is good, but this milky moisturizer is better. Lactic acid promotes new cell growth and strengthens the skin’s protective barrier, which helps your crispy dermis recover faster. The light herbal scent provides a welcome reprieve from the usual coconut beach-vibes bombardment.
We recommend applying raw aloe directly to the skin after intense sun exposure. Aloe leaves can be found at most grocery stores or even better, keep a living plant in your house! See below, our founder, Shannon's famous recipe for a healing aloe drink.
Go to MIND BODY GREEN for the recipe