Just when you thought you were the lucky one because you’ve gone sunscreen-free for years with no incident of skin cancer, you look down at your arm one day and see a small growth that wasn’t there last month and think, WTF?!
Rather than suffer the consequences of ignoring plain old good advice, just wear sun care products; apply sunscreen whenever you go outdoors because not doing so puts you at high risk for developing a skin cancer. Not sure what to look for when you do your own self-exam, then see the 5 signs L’Oreal Paris USA says you should be paying close attention to. See image left.
No Summer is complete without getting some color, so HKI encourages you to pick up your own bottle of Australian Gold Spray Gel with Instant Bronzer SPF 30 ($7.99, ulta.com). Every spritz of ‘Gold Spray’ bathes your skin with a natural caramel bronzer that gives your skin an instant bronzed glow all the while giving you the necessary protection from the sun. This sunscreen is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, contains Aloe and Vitamin E and can be applied on your kids.
Women with deep skin tones are always concerned with sunscreens not being completely absorbed. Luckily, the NEW La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk ($35.99, laroche-posay.us) solves that problem with ease and disappears within seconds of applying it. Fragrance-free ‘Melt-In’ is also a new combo of UVA/UVB filters that contains fewer ingredients with a powerful antioxidant complex for even more broad-spectrum sunscreen protection. For all skin types, especially for sensitive.
HKI always appreciates different delivery systems which is why Murad Essential-C Sun Balm SPF 35 ($25, murad.com) gets a mention. A tube of sunscreen doesn’t always work for our pocketbooks, but a portable package such as this certainly fits the bill. ‘Essential-C’ contains none-too-common ingredients: Broccoli Extract to stimulate your own skin’s natural defense against UV damage and Tangerine Butter to lock in moisture in addition to commonly-used Antioxidants Vitamins A, C and E to defend and protect skin’s health.
Love Mychelle Sun Shield SPF 28 Coconut ($19.19, mychelle.com) not just for the coconut scent, but also because you can use it on your most precious cargo – your baby. Among other ingredients, ‘Sun Shield’ contains Aloe to reduce skin irritation.
…and to protect your lips, try moisturizing Sun Bum SPF 20 Pomegranate Lip Balm ($3.99, trustthebum.com).
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