Sum sum summertime? More like sun-sun-sun-er, time! (groan) But why not? Summer is after all the sunniest of seasons, which is why we must revisit the all-important issue of skin protection. This year several new products make sun protection all the easier:
Nivea â€“ A Kiss of Perfection
No one wants to lip-lock with sandpaper. Nivea knows. And, while this stickâ€™s marketing is clearly targeting the sluts among us (â€œLet your lips look and feel soft and smooth to make every kiss memorable. NIVEA Lip Care gives you beautiful lips that are ready to kiss and be kissedâ€¦making each kiss one to remember,â€ â€“ that makes 4 kisses in one sentence), the product seems to work just fine for all-purpose lips-in-the-sun scenarios (you know, besides kissing). Some people like their lip protection minty, others like the â€œtinglingâ€ feeling that those minty sticks offer. Those people probably shouldnâ€™t go for this product. Other people, however, should find this modern take on lip protection to be subtly-scented, easy to store and highly effective. Equipped with UVA/UVB protection at a SPF of 30, shea butter and vitamin E, this lip care product keeps moisture in so that chapped lips become a mere memory.Â All kisses should be memorable, just less abrasive.
Eucerin Every Day Protection Face Lotion
Eucerin, long reputed for good quality moisturizing products, now offers a sensitive skin face lotion that stands out as a high quality, highly effective (tested by this reviewer who used it prior to a long, very sun-exposed run), non-greasy and very light lotion. It is also fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and made up of microfine zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (this is I think a good thing, as they allegedly prevent UV damage). SPF cashes in at 30 and approval is provided by the Skin Cancer Foundation.Â Bonus: the pump-with-cap makes it travel-friendly, so no need to hesitate to throw it into a beach bag!
Neutrogena Age Shield FACE Sunblock
Neutrogena is yet another well-touted skincare line offering a quality face product that guarantees high quality protection from damaging UV rays.Â Itâ€™s easy to remember that the sun can cause melanoma, maybe less easy to remember that it can also cause wrinkles. All the more reason to grab one of these face-protecting products and gracing a generous smattering! Where the Eucerin lotion emphasizes cancer prevention, Neutrogena hones in on wrinkles. At an SPF of 55, boasting the ingredient of â€œhelioplex broad-spectrum uva-uvb,â€ Age Shield FACE is a no-nonsense (and non-greasy) means to combat the aging effects of overexposure to the sun. For those concerned with the science, this product has dual functions: (1) to screen out UVB rays, and (2) to stop the penetration of UVA rays. Use it in good health and find your skin in even better health!