Remember laying out when you were younger? The warm sun on your face, the smell of Coppertone in the wind, squeezing out some Ban de Soliel or baby oil to slather over your legs? The boom box playing some Madonna as you were drinking New Coke? Sun in sprayed into your hair, wishing for blond highlights? Those days are over.
With the ozone layers depleting and worrying about wrinkles and fear for skin cancer, sunblocks are the bomb. My daughter started life guarding this year and I have been on the search for the best sunblocks – and I am going to share those with you! Here goes:
New sunscreen requirements from the FDA may make it easier for you to understand what you’re buying. Before you shop for sunscreen, understanding the terms you might find on packages is power. Sunblock is no longer used as a term. SPF of 50-plus doesn’t mean anything either. So, I have compiled a good list for you – so no worries.
This sunblock will feel good on the skin and is creamy. This runs if you sweat a lot but you can wear for over 80 minutes without reapplying. It is fragrance free and fast absorbing.
This soaks in quickly and doesn’t have a bad smell. This will help any sensitive skin users. Great blockage.
Supergoop! has been around for awhile and is a good broad spectrum sunscreen. It is also frangrance and oil-free.