These sunscreens really protect and fill your needs.
Most of us at the BCP team grew up in an age where tanned skin was something we worshipped and slathering baby oil before baking in the sun for hours was completely acceptable.
But, no more. We have come a long way. And we now know the importance of applying sun lotion daily. Whether winter or summer. We have learnt about the dangers of the sun’s rays and are raising awareness within our own daughters and sons, urging them to apply sunscreen daily as well. But, are all sunscreens the same? Which sunscreen does the Between Carpools Team use and love?
Here is what we found.
Dermatologists recommend choosing a sunscreen that has zinc oxide as an active ingredient.
Zinc oxide effectively blocks all parts of the UV spectrum, including both ultraviolet A (UVA) and B (UVB) radiation. Zinc oxide is also very gentle on the skin and is less likely to cause irritation.
For the face, we have tried and liked the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Zinc. It applies well and absorbs quickly. Put some on every morning, as a moisturizer or before your usual moisturizer. Apply makeup as usual.
Make this a habit.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Ultra-Light Fluid is tinted and is our absolute favorite. Some of us use it as a “CC cream” (color-correcting cream) winter and summer. It’s light, goes on smoothly and gives a real glow. The best part? The tint is universal and “magically” works on all skin types.
Crazy, we know! Try it.
For the body, we liked Trader Joe’s Spray Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide but it’s not sold online.
Still, we thought you should know.
We also tried and loved the spray version from La Roche-Posay, but it’s a bit pricey.
Our kids (some of them lifeguards with long hours in the sun) recommended this Banana Boat Spray. They liked how it sprayed on and how effective it is.
Another great version is this Neutrogena Spray for all around use.
Have a wonderful and healthy summer!