With 3.5 million cases in over two million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends the following:
- Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
- Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. One six-ounce bottle of sunscreen should provide two full days of sun protection for prolonged outdoor activity.
Alba Botanica® Very Emollient™ Mineral Spray Sunscreens (SPF 35) $15.99
Free of Parabens, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Petrolatum, Artificial Colors and Phthalates. Made without Oxybenzone, PABA, nano particles, Vitamin A or synthetic fragrances.
Application is made easy with these single-touch, aerosol-free sprays with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Perfect for sunny, summer days, their milky formulas have earned the coveted Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation. They are water resistant for up to 80 minutes, biodegradable and reef safe. Available in Fragrance Free and Herbal Fresh.
Price: $15.99 each, Available at Whole Foods Market, natural food stores, drugstores and AlbaBotanica.com in May
Avalon Organics Intense Defense Sheer Moisture SPF 10 $18.99
Avalon Organics’ Intense Defense products balance antioxidant-rich Vitamin C, White Tea and Lemon Bioflavonoids to defend skin and support its natural renewal cycle. This feather-light day lotion is formulated with antioxidants and light mineral sunscreens to help protect against UV exposure and neutralize free radicals while naturally stimulating collagen and elastin production.
Price: $18.99, Available at Whole Foods Market, natural food stores, drugstores and AlbaBotanica.com in April
Cover FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen $45
Ideal for all skin types—and all skin tones—Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 glides on completely clear to prevent any white residue or pinkish cast, a common complaint among sunscreen users. The weightless and gel-like formula melts into skin seamlessly and creates a smooth, non-greasy finish perfect for applying makeup.
Price: $45, Available at CoverFX.com, Sephora and Sephora.com
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Facial Oil SPF 30 $19.99
Restores the natural oil that can be lost as skin matures with broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection. This lightweight, non-greasy formula soaks deeply into skin for intense, glowing, nourishment. The formula contains eight essential oils which penetrate into the skin’s surface layer to provide long-lasting hydration and a healthy glow.
Price: $19.99, Available at lorealparisusa.com and drugstores nationwide
Peter Thomas Roth Radiant Instant Mineral SPF 30 $35
This translucent, brush-on bronzing powder for both face and body delivers immediate, any time SPF 30 that for a lasting sun-kissed radiance. Vitamins A, C & E help nourish the skin and protect against sun damage while chemical-free, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection to prevent burning and sun damage.
Price: $35, Available at PeterThomasRoth.com
June Jacobs Advanced Sun Resistance SPF 30 $51
Paraben and preservative free, this weightless, oil-free, broad spectrum sunscreen with skin soothing botanicals, allantoin, aloe vera and ginger extract, and natural plant lipids, jojoba seed and rose hip extracts, help to protect sun-exposed skin.
Price: $51, Available at JuneJacobs.com
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