With the warmer days of summer approaching we have been thinking about those horrible sunburn, especially with our kids. In fact, we recently learned that one blistering sunburn can more than double a person'??s chance of developing melanoma later in life. Additionally, skin cancer is often diagnosed on the parts of the body that we tend to forget to protect, such as our neck, hands, feet and behind the ears. Any exposed area is at risk, so don'??t forget to protect yourself from head to toe.As parents it is up to us to lead by example by practicing a skincare routine that involves wearing sunscreen everyday.
Momtrends recently tested out several sunscreens from some of the nation's top dermatologists for both kids and adults. Here are some of our top choices to beat the heat (and the burn!) this summer.
Daily Prep: MD SolarSciences Mineral Screen Tinted SPF 30.
Delivering a lightweight hint of a healthy tint to face and neck, it preps skin for the day. Skin is left matte and shine-free.
No Fuss, No Mess: MDSolar Sciences- Natural Mineral KidCrÃ¨me and KidStick.
This new line of sunscreens was designed with the particular needs of the under-12 set in mind offers gentle, hypoallergenic formulas ideal for children'??s delicate skin. Free from PABA, parabens, vitamin A, chemical blockers and fragrance, the silky-smooth, non-drip, non-stinging, water resistant formulas go on quickly, helping end children'??s tears & complaints.
Weekend Warrior: MDSolar Sciences Quick Dry Body Spray.
Designed for families and those with more active lifestyles, MDSolarSciences Quick Dry Body Spray SPF 40 is developed with a patent-pending SolSciX, which shields skin from both UVB (burning) and UVA (aging) rays. This amazingly lightweight, non-greasy, very water-resistant spray wears comfortably and virtually undetectably.
On-the-Go: Rodan + Fields Essentials.
Because you want to be protected even when you'??re on the go, Rodan + Fields offers a duo of easy, portable sunscreens. Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS Lip Shield: This daily lip balm with broad spectrum SPF 25 sunscreen provides protective care for lips to relieve chapped lips and keep them looking and feeling their healthiest all day long. Rodan + Fields ANTI-AGE Age Shield Hand Balm: Broad spectrum SPF 30 treatment specifically designed to prevent and help diminish aging on the backs of the hands, where the signs of aging are often most visible. In a convenient stick form, this hydrating treatment keeps palms mess-free.
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