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Weekend Must Haves: Sunscreen

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Summer time is great because it promises long sunshine filled days, but unfortunately those rays can cause damage to your skin. This can show up as brown or red spots, wrinkles and worst yet increase your risk of developing skin cancer. The “C” word can be scary and although it is the most common form of cancer in America, it is also quite preventable.

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“Always apply (UVA/UVB) sunscreen at least 15-20 minutes before you head outside,” says Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Greg Weiner. He also cautions that you pay special attention to areas such as the tops of ears, the hairline, the “V” on the chest, and your nose and hands. These places are most vulnerable because 80% of skin cancer occurs on the head, neck, and hands.
So put on your broad-brimmed hat and slather on one of these sunscreens.

The Mouth
Our lips can be just as sensitive to the sun as anywhere else on our bodies. Go for a lip balm that has protection like Hawaiian Tropic, sun stick in SPF 45.

Our Faces
Perfect for applying to face, ears and noses is Honest Sunscreen Stick with SPF 30. It is non-whitening and lightweight.

Your Body
For all over protection in a lotion try Hawaiian Tropic® Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen SPF 15, 30 and 50. It protects and also moisturizes the skin. They have great spray versions as well.

The Babies
It’s important that as adults we use sun screen but it is equally as important to keep the young ones safe as well. Leaving out the yucky ingredients like PABA, parabens, petrochemicals and dyes is Honest Sunscreen SPF 30.

The Aftermath
Even though you might have lathered up with sun protection at the end of the day you could still feel some irritation on the skin. For those times when you may have missed a spot or just want something cool on your body go for Panama Jack After Sun Burn Relief Pure Aloe Lidocaine. The soothing feel aloe vera, vitamin E and menthol will calm your sunburned skin.

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