If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know a lot about me, including the fact that I hate sunscreen. Yes, I have lupus. Yes, I have fair skin. And yes, I hate sunscreen.
This is a problem. Part of me thinks I’m allergic to it, and the other part of me thinks I just hate it.
But I have been walking to and/or from work since I moved last month (a post on that soon). It’s only a mile and a half away, which isn’t too bad, but it’s a lot of direct sun.
… I digress…What brings me to this post are some amazing products I was asked to try recently. I received SunGrubbies Casual Traveler hat and Sungloves. What’s great about SunGrubbies is that all of the products contain SPF! In other words, that’s sun protection that you don’t have to lather or spray directly on your skin.
So it was the perfect time for me to try sun-related products as I generally do my best to stay out of the sun, mainly to avoid having to use sunscreen – lame, I know.
I am not a hat person. Nope! I hate hats about as much as I hate sunscreen.
But I might be a hat convert now, or at least a convert of hats that look good on me and truly offer sun protection. The Casual Travel hat is adjustable, which is great, because I have a small head. It fits well, and I can still see out from under it. It’s also pretty darn cute!
But more than the hat, I love the Sungloves. They are so lightweight and easy to wear. It’s hard to describe the material, but they’re very comfortable. And since they’re fingerless, I can still text and use my phone while I walk – do pretty much anything – but I know that my hands are protected.
And this has always been a huge problem for me. Even when I use sunscreen, the tops of my hands always seem to get burned. I’ll admit, I feel a little Michael Jackson when I’m wearing them, but they are so worth it. I can also still wear them comfortably with my jewelry on, so I don’t have to fiddle with that stuff or worry about it.
Both items are also very packable, so I am able to just throw them in my purse, and don’t need an additional bag to transport them in. Both items would also be great for traveling since they don’t take up a lot of space.
I like the fact that I was able to try these products and use them more for everyday than just for traveling, as I’m not sure I would appreciate them as much, as I don’t travel purely for vacation all that often.
I know the summer is basically gone, or pretty much coming to an end, but unless the world ends tomorrow, the sun is going to be a thing, and you’re going to need protecting from it.
Honestly, I have to say that these two products are some of the first that I’ve reviewed in a long time that I can actually see using on a regular basis. And I have been.
SunGrubbies has created a code specifically for my readers, so if you’re interested in any of their products, visit https://www.sungrubbies.com/ and use the code NOLUPUS10 for 10% off of your order.
Have safe fun in the sun, kids!
* SunGrubbies was generous enough to provide me with these products for free. However, it was ultimately my choice to write a review and has to do solely with my personal opinion of the product.