No-Ad with Aloe and Vitamin E SPF 45
Equate Baby SPF 50
Coppertone Sport & Continuous Spray SPF 50
Badger SPF 30 for Face & Body
Johnson's Baby Daily Face & Body Lotion, SPF 40
Nivea Lip Care A Kiss Of Protection Sun Protection SPF 30
Purple Prairie Botanicals Sun Stuff Lip Balm, SPF 30
Tropical Sands All Natural Lip Sunblock, SPF 30
UV Natural Sport Lip Sunscreen, SPF 30+
Vanicream Lip Protectant, SPF 30
A great sunscreen won't do much if you don't use it properly, of course. According to the AAD, sunscreen should be applied liberally on dry skin 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure, and reapplied every 2 hours, or after swimming or perspiring heavily (yes, even the water-resistant formulas). One ounce, enough to fill a shot glass, is the recommended amount needed to properly cover all exposed skin. Make sure to apply it on oft-neglected spots like your ears and the tops of your feet, and pay special attention to your face, hands and arms. Don't forget your lips, either!
But there's more to cutting your skin cancer risk than sunscreen. Both the AAD and the FDA recommend wearing protective clothing; being careful around reflective surfaces like water, snow, or sand; seeking shade "when your shadow is shorter than you are"; avoiding tanning beds; and regularly checking your skin for abnormalities, as additional protective measures.
Published June 14, 2011