SPF Your Way To Cancer-Free Skin!
By Erin Schweinsberg
TPM Print Senior Beauty Editor
No matter the season, SPF should be an important part of your skin care routine! With Summer here, and at its peak, its especially important! Try not to think of SPF as just a product to put on if you’re going to be outside all day, some of the worst damage done to your skin in your car! Whilst some windshields block UVB rays, they don’t block UVA rays; which cause aging, melanoma, and basal cell skin cancers. A study showed that 53% of skin cancers in the US occur on the left side of the body (the driver’s side of the body), so there’s no better time than now to start protecting your skin- no matter where you are!
Supergoop Forever Young Hand Cream- SPF 40
$38.00 – 6.7oz
Keeping an SPF hand cream in your car is essential! Our hands are always in the sun when we’re in the car, sitting on top of the steering wheel- always exposed, they need protection more than anything else! This ultra moisturizing SPF 40 hand cream is one of my favorites, it’s full of natural oils, antioxidants, and is easily absorbed into the hands leaving them feeling soft and nourished. It also has a subtle fragrance of tangerine, cardamom, and eucalyptus.
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen SPF 45- Pure lavender
$11.99 – 4oz
The perfect sunscreen does exist! This lightly scented SPF 45 is fast absorbing, water resistant (up to 80 minutes), paraben free, AND recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation! This botanical based natural sunscreen will protect you against UVA and UVB rays, is biodegradable, and contains no synthetic fragrances- only lavender and green tea extracts! Highly recommended for summer, and all year round!
Sisley All Day All Year Essential Day Care
$410.00 – 1.7oz
Truly one of the best daily moisturizers on the beauty market today! Not only does this face moisturizer protect against UVA and UVB rays, it’s also acts as a dual purpose protective shield from external aggressors; such as free radicals and stress from harmful environmental factors. It also treats fine lines and wrinkles, making this face moisturizer everything you need all in one!
Phtyoplage Protective Hair Veil Mist
$30.00 – 4.2oz
If you have never considered a product to protect your hair against UV damage, now is the time! This lightweight sun protective mist protects, hydrates, and nourishes your hair; using sunflower extract, lotus extract, sweet almond oil, and mahwa butter. The mist is able to create an anti-dehydration screen, protecting color from oxidation and fading- caused by exposure to the sun, sea, and chemicals in swimming pools. This is perfect for summer, ideal for days when you are sitting out in the sun or swimming in the pool!
Pacifica SPF 30 Lip Balm
$4.99 – 0.15oz
Let’s not forget lip care! This sheer tinted nude lip balm contains an SPF 30, protects and hydrates, is water resistant (up to 80 minutes), free of chemical UV absorbers, and is vegan and cruelty free! Keep one in the car and in your handbag!