The Best Kind of Accessories Protect You From the Sun

Sunglasses, hats, and scarves are summer staples that will keep your face, head, and neck protected from the sun. But just because they're part of your sun-care plan, doesn't mean they need to look boring. Here are some fun ideas that will be your style inspiration throughout the bright season ahead.

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Please enjoy the fourth installment of The Sweet Guide to Sun Care, 2016—and stay tuned for more tips on maintaining healthy skin this summer (and beyond).

Throw Some Shade

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Sunglasses make every outfit instantly cooler, but more importantly, they act as sleek armor for the delicate area around your eye. While most lenses reflect some percentage of rays, you should look for glasses that are either polarized or coated with a protective, UV-filtering film.

Suggestions:

My Girl Mirror Cat Eye Sunglasses by Quay Australia, $50, asos.com.
Clubmaster at Collection, $165, ray-ban.com.
264 Mavericks Blue Hawaii by Maui Jim, $300, sunglasshut.com.
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Tip Your Hat 

Don't underestimate the importance of a hat, whether it's a big, floppy style, a bucket, or a snapback. If you're down to make a statement, though, go for a visor—really.

Suggestions:

Natural Straw Boater Hat, $40, topshop.com.
Chambray Bucket Hat, $14, gap.com.
Maritza Visor by Rodebjer, $189, farfetch.com.

Wrap It Up

Summer scarves should be lightweight, breathable, and delicate—you should look for ones in silk, cotton, and linen. Drape one over your head Old Hollywood-style, or use a cute silk handkerchief as a choker-neck tie.

Suggestions:

Floral Handkerchief Scarf by Collection XIIX, $20, nordstrom.com.
Windsor Silk Scarf, $64, henribendel.com.
Super Soft Cotton Scarf, $42, shopspring.com.

At the end of the day, no accessory is a replacement for sunscreen. Don't forget to pack these sun-shielding beauty products!   

From left: A Kiss of Moisture Essential Lip Care by Nivea, $3, ulta.com; Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50 by Supergoop, $22, sephora.com; Instant Mineral SPF 45, $30, peterthomasroth.com; Face SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray, $36, coolasuncare.
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