Skin cancer is both the most diagnosed form of cancer the in the United States as well as the most preventable. The biggest culprit is of course the sun.
Protective clothing and sunscreen can literally save your life. There are seven sunscreen brands that are the best at keeping you out of harm. But before you read on, some things to know about the sun-shielding lotion.
They come in two forms: physical blockers and chemical blockers.
For one, Dr. Joyce Imahiyerobo, a dermatologist, prefers physical blockers because the zinc and titanium oxide they contain is most effective at actually blocking out harmful sun rays.
Chemical sunscreens have to actually absorb the head before breaking it down.
So here are seven physical sunscreens for your consideration.
Naturopathica’s Lavender Protective Moisturizer SPF 17
Like many broad-spectrum moisturizers, this one contains zinc, Vitamin E and Beta Glucan. But its emphasis on Turmeric Root also decreases the user’s chances of hyperpigmentation.
Jane Iredale’s Powder-Me SPF Sunscreen SPF 30
Jane Iredale products are a staple in the industry. The Powder-Me sunscreen’s face and body protection will stick by you as its known for being extremely water resistant.
Hydropeptide Solar Defense Non-Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50
Hydropeptide is abundant in botanical antioxidants and is developed completely vegan and cruelty free.
Darphin’s Intral Environmental Lightweight Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Not only a sunscreen for us of particularly sensitive skin, but this SPF 50 also doubles as a makeup base!
Colorescience Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector and All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector
These two Colorescience products provide a terrific one-two punch. The Even Up SPF 50 protects your skin and corrects hyperpigmentation.
On the other hand, the company’s All Calm formulaiton protects skin affected with the disease rosacea that causes extreme redness.
Beautycounter’s Countersun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 50
This sunscreen spray is another environment-conscious product. Not only does it block UVA, UVB and blue light rays, but its mist is powered by air not aerosol, which is a burden on the ozone layer.
Alastin Skincare HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36
This SPF 36 will hydrate your skin while protecting it from that pesky ultraviolet radiation.