Summer is here , which means sunscreen choices that are too complicated to decipher and choices that boarder on madness. Its been in the making, but the FDA has sent out a new set of guidelines to help consumers make the right choices by requiring clearer labeling and better testing of products.
If you see the word water-proof or prevents cancer , it may not be true. And don’t assume that one or two applications give you all day protection. Reapply often, especially after being in the water. Also do not use spray sunscreens. They are popular on set but spray into your palms and apply by hand.
In Northern California we tend to think there is no sun. This is not true of course. Just ask any surfer out there and they will all have a favorite sunscreen.
So what do you use? Pick out sunscreens with UVA and UVB and SPF 30 or above. Here are a few recommendations from Northern California surfers, men and women who spend their lives in the water.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch
Lancôme Bienfait UV SPF 50 Broad Spectrum
Ella Bache Great 50+ Sportsbloc active
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