Happy Sunscreen Day! Celebrate with 3 sunscreens you’ll love
Good morning, sunshine! May 27th marks Sunscreen Day and it’s the perfect time to refresh on our sun care knowledge. Sure, we love to soak in those rays, but we also know they’re horrible for our skin.
Take it from a columnist who was casual with the sunscreen in her 20s and 30s. It’s hard to make up for lost time, but it’s never too late to make a change.
The Cleveland Clinic points out that the sunburn we’ve all seen is only the start. In a matter of years, that leathery look and dreaded wrinkles appear. And obviously, we’d all like to avoid skin cancer.
So what does the trick?
According to the pros at the Cleveland Clinic, an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 should do it.
Remember that in most parts of the country, the hours between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. are the most dangerous, so consider cooling off inside. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, even if it says it’s “waterproof.” Trust the pros – there’s no such thing,
We found a few that smelled great and did the job.
Equate Kids Sunscreen Continuous Spray
For far less than other brands, you’ll keep your baby or tot free from harmful rays. And children are the most vulnerable to the most dangerous of burns, that may haunt them later in life. Equate Kids Sunscreen Continuous Spray SPF 50, $7.98, walmart.com
This lotion has a lot of claims, from smoothing skin to evening out those blotchy spots. Our guess is there’s a bit of self-tanner in there they don’t want to talk about. But hey, we didn’t notice obnoxious odors, and it’s working great on our legs. Supergoop! CC Cream Corrective SPF 35 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, $32, sephora.com
Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray
Whether it’s swimming, humidity or sweat, this spray is specifically designed for wet skin. Innovative technology allows the spray to cut through water and apply directly on wet (and dry) skin. Once applied, it forms a breathable protective barrier that repels water. Plus, it is oil free, hypoallergenic and offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Neutrogena SPF 30 Sunblock Spray, 5.0 oz, $10.99, riteaid.com