It’s officially summer! This means trips to the pool and to the beach are in order. As you pack your bags, are you packing your sunscreen? The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you wear it every day if you are going to be outside. This means wearing sunscreen even on those cloudy beach days! Having trouble deciding which sunscreen to invest in this summer? Don’t worry, the Azura team can help!
What to Look for in a Sunscreen
You want to make sure you choose a broad spectrum sunscreen. This helps to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Choosing a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher protects your skin from UVB rays. Dermatologists also recommend looking for “water resistant” on the label.
Who Needs Sunscreen?
Everyone! Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Anyone can get it regardless of age, gender, or race.
Will My Sunscreen Work From Last Year?
If you are applying sunscreen daily you should not have any left over from last year. If you do, check for the expiration date. If the date has passed, throw it out!
Azura’s Pick: EltaMD® Sunscreen
EltaMD® products are all broad spectrum. All EltaMD lotion and cream sunscreens and UV Aero spray sunscreen have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation as effective UV protectants. All EltaMD products contain Zinc Oxide, a natural mineral that is safe even on the most sensitive skin. Zinc oxide blocks UVB (burning) and UVA (aging) rays that have been linked to photoaging and skin cancer.
Next time you visit us, be sure to pick up a bottle or two of EltaMD®. You can also conveniently purchase our favorite EltaMD® products online with us here.