Which sun screen should you buy? Consumer Reports gives their annual list of the best ways to protect the skin you’re in.

Which sun screen should you buy?  Consumer Reports gives their annual list of the best ways to protect the skin you’re in.

It’s summertime and we are getting outdoors more than we did two months before.  Whether you go to the beach, drive with the top down or stay at the pool, you need to protect yourself from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

One of the benefits of sunshine is that your body produced vitamin D, a nutrient many of us may be deficient in.

Every year, Consumer Reports tests and reports on the different sun screens and their effectiveness.  If you like sprays, there is a separate list of the ones they recommend as well.

The right sunscreen can help you prevent sun damaged skin and may even prevent skin cancers later in life.  An innocent sunburn years ago can result in skin cancers many years later.

Check out their recommendations here

Sunscreen Buying Guide
The ABCs of SPF

Our tests of over 60 sunscreen lotions, sprays, sticks, and lip balms show that you can’t always rely on the sun protection factor (SPF) number, a measure of protection from ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, which is the chief cause of sunburn and a contributor to skin cancer. We also tested for protection against ultraviolet A (UVA) rays, which tan and age skin, and also trigger skin cancer. We found more than a dozen sunscreens that did well enough against both UVA and UVB to recommend.

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