Protect Your Skin By Using the Best Sunscreens!by Angeline Vu
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Though it’s recommended that sunscreen is worn on a daily basis, we especially recommend it being worn through the hottest season of the year: summer!
Picking the right sunscreen is difficult considering the endless amount of options there are to choose from, but don’t be fooled by fancy brands of price. Use this guide to make an informed decision.
Consumer Reports Health tested out 12 different products and chose four that protected slightly better than the rest.
Those four being:
Up and Up Sport Continuous SPF 30, by Target. All you have to do is spray it on. It runs for about $0.88 per ounce.
Walgreens Sport Continuous SPF 50. Again, it’s as simple as just spraying it on. It runs for $1.33 per ounce.
Banana Boat Sport Performance Continuous SPF 30. Also a spray! It’s $1.60 per ounce
Last but not least, Aveeno Continuous Protection SPF 50. You guessed it…it’s a spray! It is $2 per ounce.
Look at that-the most protective spray, according to Consumer Reports Health, is also the most cost effective!
All four of these products were said to provide great UVA protection as well as excellent UVB protection. Of the 12 products that were tested, they ranked Burt’s Bees Chemical-Free with Hemp Seed Oil 30 SPF in last. Burt’s Bees products are incredibly well known and many people are lured in by the name but the active ingredient in the brand name’s lotion is titanium dioxide. Meaning, it does not do a sufficient job of absorbing the entire UVA spectrum. So while it may be an enticing choice, be aware!
For those who are willing to drop a little more on their sunscreen, La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Lait SPF is said to be the best sunscreen in the world by a number of dermatologists. It contains Mexoryl which helps protect against UVA rays.
For those with dry skin, try out Eucerin’s extra protective moisture lotion SPF 30. It combines sunscreen with moisturizer and is a real treat for anyone with dry skin. It protects against UVA rays and UVB rays, and is a bit cheaper than La Roche-Anthelios XL.
Don't be alarmed or intimidated by how many sunscreens there are. While there are a lot, use this guide as a means of finding the perfect one for you!