Thursday, March 10, 2011

Top 4 Best and Affordable Sunscreen For Your Skin

Do you know summer is around the corner? Oh yes, it is coming and it is time to look around and pick correct sunscreen to protect your skin.

Sunscreens are available in a variety of preparations (sprays, lotions, creams) and potencies (SPFs typically range from 15 to 100). Some things to know before you buy: Ingredients are directly connected to protection. There are two types of ultraviolet (UV) rays: UVB light causes common surface sunburns, while UVA light triggers deeper connective-tissue damage (like premature aging and skin cancer). In addition, there are two kinds of skin-damaging UVA rays - short waves and long waves. Experts say a good sunscreen should protect users from UVA and UVB rays.

Here are top 4 best and affordable sunscreens for you and your family:

Experts praise Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55 the best sunscreen overall. It has avobenzone and oxybenzone for protection against short- and long-wave UVA rays, which can cause long-term skin damage, as well as Helioplex, which helps those active ingredients protect for up to five hours. It does have the pros and cons.


  • High-quality UVA/UVB protection
  • Water-resistant
  • Lightweight, nongreasy
  • Doesn't contain antioxidants
  • Not ideal for facial use
  • Heavier than lower-SPF

 No-Ad Sunblock Lotion SPF 45 is as a good choice for families who go through vats of sunscreen each summer.

  • Inexpensive
  • Broad-spectrum protection
  • Water-resistant

  • Contains fragrance
  • Hard to find in stores
 3. Blue Lizard Suncream Sensitive SPF 30+

For those with sensitive skin, or for those who prefer fragrance-free sunscreen Blue Lizard Suncream Sensitive SPF 30+ is the excellent choice. Instead of chemical sunscreen ingredients that can irritate sensitive skin, Blue Lizard Suncream Sensitive SPF 30+ (and the identical Blue Lizard Baby) contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which act as a physical barrier against broad-spectrum UVA and UVB rays. Blue Lizard sunscreen is water-resistant.


  • Provides broad-spectrum protection
  • Chemical- and fragrance-free
  • Water-resistant

  • Thick and heavy
  • Difficult to apply
  • Leaves white film on skin
4. Coppertone Sport Sunblock Lotion SPF 30

Coppertone Sport Sunblock Lotion SPF 30 is the top sunscreen choice for active sports enthusiasts. Many users found this product is great for its nongreasy feel and high level of protection.


  • Broad-spectrum protection
  • Lightweight
  • Nongreasy
  • Sweat-resistant

  • Some don't like the smell
There you go. Pick one of these sunscreens and carry it with you whenever you are under the sun.

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