Sunscreens and You
It’s so natural… the sun is shining, and the weather is warm and inviting and all you want to do is be outside. We don’t think there’s anyone who would disagree with being right there with you. But listen up, sun damage accelerates the signs of aging
(and no one wants that!), plus the integrity of your skin texture is compromised by with sun exposure. Need we say more about skin cancer?

Now heed another warning because chemicals found in sunscreen are under fire.
Big time. Mineral creams now are the way to go!

No matter what time of year, unless you live in a cave such as a grizzly bear, your skin deserves to have protection. The right kind of protection. Doctors and research concur – it’s important to be smart and wear sunscreen… every season.

Chemicals long used in sunblock are under new scrutiny — and may signal it’s time to start reaching for alternatives. Some of these chemicals enter the bloodstream at a rate that should require additional safety data. The four chemicals — avobenzone, oxybenzone, ecamsule and octocrylene — are among the 12 ingredients that the FDA recently flagged in its efforts to update sunscreen regulations. “Mineral sunscreens, as opposed to chemical sunscreens, are a better bet,” says New York dermatologist Michele Green. They contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide — which the FDA has deemed generally safe and effective.

Here are a few suggestions to get you on the right track:

 

CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Face - SPF 50
CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Face – SPF 50
Thanks to hyaluronic acid and ceramides, this body sunscreen (available in SPF 30 and 50) actually moisturizes as it protects — and for a great price. Just make sure you rub it in!
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Clean Screen Mineral Mattifying Face Sunscreen
Clean Screen Mineral Mattifying Face Sunscreen
If most facial sunscreens leave you greasy, reach for this SPF 30 matte cream, which feels rich (it’s got yellow passion fruit for anti-oxidants) even while it absorbs oil.
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Brush on Block Protective Lip Oil
Brush on Block Protective Lip Oil
Lips need love, too — this neutral-toned SPF 32 lip oil goes on like a hydrating gloss, and also has iron oxides to help block blue light from screens, in addition to UV protection.
Get it here!