Here Come The Sun (Protectors)!

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‘Tis the season to be be jolly under the sun, as long as we dutifully protect our precious skin from those harmful UV rays, which doctors believe are the leading cause of melanoma, not to mention early signs of aging.

Many of us naively slathered a concoction of iodine and baby oil all over our young bodies back in the day. Now, a big girl makes sure to pack her beach bag with soothing lip balm, moisturizer with sunscreen, and even a product to prevent her hair from frying!  

Melanoma may be the least common form of skin cancer, accounting for only about 1% of all cases, but it’s responsible for the the vast majority of skin cancer deaths, according to the AIM At Melanoma Foundation. It’s estimated that there will be 87,110 new cases of melanoma in the United States this year, and 9,730 deaths from the disease. Your male partner is almost twice as susceptible to melanoma as you are, so make sure he’s also protected. What’s more, it’s the third most common cancer among women 20 to 39 years old, and the second most common in men 20 to 39, so it doesn’t hurt to give your adult kids a goody bag of products, too!

Besides your essential sunglasses and sun hat, here are four wonderful products to keep the glaring sun from doing anything more than giving you a golden tan.

PUCKER UP!

It not only looks adorable, eos active protection lip balm with SPF 25 is enriched with jojoba oil, shea butter and antioxidant-rich vitamin E, to protect your kissers from sunburn, while keeping them super soft. It’s also water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes. Comes in deletable ‘flavors,’ including grapefruit.

SCREENED WITH DERMS

La Roche-Posay has been a leader in UV protection research for over 15 years. Its Anthelios SX Moisturizer with SPF 15 reportedly provides 24-hour hydration, as well as advanced defense against long and short UV rays. Formulated with exclusive Mexoryl SX, a super effective UV filter, and made for daily use, even if you’re nowhere near the beach.