The Beauty Gadget You Didn’t Know You Needed This Summer

by Stephanie Montes

With sunny summer days on the horizon, we’re stocking up on the most effective way to prevent harmful UV rays. A new crop of devices offer friendly reminders when it’s time to get out of the sun or reapply sunscreen, making it easier than ever to keep your skin safe. Although we would never suggest foregoing sunscreen, you can let these smart gadgets do most of the thinking for you while you concentrate on relaxing.

The Future Of Sun Protection

For The Eco-Conscious Girl

This clip-on Bluetooth device connects to your smartphone and tracks environmental changes, giving you suggestions on reducing your UV exposure and bettering your air quality.

For The Forgetful Girl

Sync this device with its smartphone app to track your vitamin D production based on daily sun exposure. It even alerts you when it's time to reapply sunscreen.

For The Trendy Girl

This leather bracelet (definitely the chicest of the group) measures UV exposure based on your skin tone and the UV index at your location. It links with a smartphone app where you can punch in information like how much SPF you're wearing, and it will alert you when it’s time to seek shade or apply more sunscreen.

For The Sporty Girl

This waterproof wristband lets you check your UVA and UVB exposure throughout the day by pressing a button on the device's face. An LED light lets you know when you've gotten too many rays.