Important Sunscreen News

With beach season just starting I have very important sunscreen news:

Who knew that there was a certain amount of sunscreen that you should apply for full safe coverage? I myself thought that as long as you covered all your exposed skin that you were clear for a great day at the beach however that is not true.

Here is the certain amount of sunscreen that you should be applying:

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation you should be applying one ounce (or one shot glass full) of sunscreen every time you apply. In a study done recently by the Skin Cancer Foundation it showed that NO ONE in the study applied the full recommended amount and sadly only applied about 1/3 of an ounce! Scary when you think about that and then the individual spends the day at the beach with the possibility of not reapplying…maybe that is why the skin cancer rate is going up so fast, the sun is getting brighter and hotter and we continue to use less and less sunscreen.

ALWAYS wear sun protection when going out in the sun even if it is to do your daily errands, you can achieve this by using a moisturizer with a sunscreen or SPF in it. Also when choosing a sunscreen for the beach and outdoor activities ALWAYS choose a broad spectrum sunscreen with UVA (these are known as the “aging” rays) and UVB (the cancer causing rays) and reapply every 2 hours. 🙂

Great sunscreens that provide coverage for both UVA and UVB rays are:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock with Helioplex

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70

La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Cream SPF 15

Anthelios XL sunblock SPF 60

Anthelios XL with Mexoryl XL and SX – 60 SPF

Keys Soap Solar RX Therapeutic Sunblock, SPF 30

Devita Daily Solar Protection Moisturizer SPF 30

Ocean Potion Anti-Aging SPF 50

Ocean Potion Anti-Aging Face Daily SPF 30

Check each one of the links out to read additional information on the product and purchasing.

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