Your Sunscreen Guide For Summer 2011

Another Summer is quickly approaching and many of you have already started planning your beach trips but have you thought of which brand of sunscreen you will be tucking in your beach bag this season?

If you plan on being out in the sun for more than 15 minutes, I strongly suggest the use of a safe and natural sunscreen which helps to prevent free radical damage to the skin. Afterall, sun burns aren`t pretty!

Many sunscreens on the market are either chock full of synthetic ingredients, hormone disruptors and nano particles while others make outrageous and misleading claims in terms of SPF ratings. Have you ever used a brand and went out in the sun, only to discover that you still received sunburns? This may very well be a brand that made such claims about their ratings.

Luckily, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released their list of safe sunscreen just in time for summer.

To see the full list of Beach & Sport Sunscreen, kindly follow this link.

My top pick for the body, is by Melansol. It scored well on EWG! You may scroll down on this page to see my testimonial.

The lips being so delicate are also at great risk for sunburn.  Follow this link to see safe options. My favorite ones are by Badger & Burt`s Bees. 
Sunscreen formulas made for the body are sometimes too heavy for the face, especially if you wear makeup over top which is why I love the Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30. It`s lightweight and perfect for use with mineral makeup.  And for those of you who aren`t familiar with mineral makeup, this is a great addition to your SPF moisturizer due to it`s content of zinc and titanium dioxide.

Here`s to happy and healthy looking skin! Cheers!