Summer Sunscreen Suggestions

Some helpful tips and product recommendations for practicing safe sun this summer.

SUN PROTECTION FACTOR (SPF)

Use sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15 and a maximum of SPF 50. Any number over 50 is only providing an incremental amount of additional protection.

FULL SPECTRUM PROTECTION

Make sure labels list UVA and UVB protection (also known as broad spectrum protection).

INGREDIENTS

If you’re concerned with chemicals that can absorb into the skin, avoid products containing oxybenzone and retinyl palminate. Instead try formulas made with chemicals avobenzone (3%) or Mexoryl SX or safer yet titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide which are minerals that physically block rays.

APPLICATION/AMOUNT

Remember to apply at least 2 ounces of lotion (about a shot glass full) or a generous sweep of powder and reapply every two hours.

EXPIRATION DATE

While most products have a 2 year shelf life(when opened). I suggest to dispose of your sunscreen after 1 year.

PRODUCTS

Based on my research and consumer reviews I  recommend the following products:

SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 $34  -Chemical-free, transparent, full spectrum protection for all skin types, even sensitive.

La Bella Donna Minerals on the Go $65  – All natural, pure mineral translucent sunblock powder. Full-day wear, full-sprectrum protection.

MyChelle Sun Shield SPF 28 $20 – Chemical free, unscented, with full-spectrum protection. Safe for children.

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