There’s no better time to play outside than summer. If you’re looking forward to long days at the beach or lounging by your pool, don’t forget to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Even if you’re not someone who burns easily, you should still be thinking about sun protection products to prevent future complications like skin cancer. And if you are someone who burns easily, well, you are probably well aware of the importance of SPF.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Water Resistant and Non-Greasy Sunscreen Lotion With Broad Spectrum SPF 100+
SPF 100? Good luck, sun! If you’re going to use a sunscreen, you might as well go hardcore with the SPF. The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Water Resistant and Non-Greasy Sunscreen Lotion With Broad Spectrum SPF 100+ is suitable for all skin types and helps decrease the risk of skin cancer when used as directed. This water-resistant sunscreen absorbs quickly, leaving you with a dry, non-oily finish. Buy it here.
Sometimes you don’t want to waste time smearing sunscreen all over yourself, you’d rather spray and get going. With Neutrogena Beach Defense Spray Sunscreen With Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 70, you can protect yourself from harmful UV rays even in hard-to-reach places, without ever missing a spot. Buy it here.
When you want to apply sunscreen to smaller areas, like your face (and especially your nose) it might be useful to use a sunscreen stick. You can carry it with you all day and apply as needed. It’s a lot less clumsy than an oily tube of sunblock. Aveeno Positively Mineral Sensitive Skin Daily Sunscreen Stick With SPF 50 & 100% Zinc Oxide is sweat-resistant and water-resistant, with zinc oxide to help protect even the most sensitive skin. The stick is fragrance-free, so you don’t need to worry about being overpowered by any smells. Buy it here.
Sometimes the best way to protect yourself from the sun is to put a piece of clothing between yourself and its harmful UV rays. With the Lenikis Unisex Outdoor Activities UV Protecting Sun Hats With Neck Flap, you can do just that. Protect your ears, neck and head with its lightweight fabric, which blocks 98% of UV rays. The hat is adjustable and breathable, making it comfortable to wear on even the most humid days. Buy it here.
Looking for a more fashionable alternative to a sun hat? Check out the Womens Wide Brim Sun Hat With Wind Lanyard UPF Summer Straw, which protects you from the sun without sacrificing your beachy look. Made from recycled paper, the hats are adjustable to fit any head shape or size, and come with an adjustable chin cord to keep your hat from blowing away in the wind. Buy it here.
When you’re lounging on the beach, you might want to drape an extra towel over your legs to keep them from getting too burned. But that can get pretty hot after a while, and what if someone needs that towel to dry off? The Coolibar UPF 50+ Savannah Sun Blanket – Sun Protective gives you sun protection while also keeping you cool. Its blend of cotton, bamboo and spandex makes sure you don’t get too hot under the blanket, while blocking 98% of UV radiation. If it gets too sandy, it’s machine-washable. It’s also a great way to keep your little ones safe and cool. Buy it here.
Deyard 6.5-Foot Beach Umbrella With Sand Anchor, Tilt Aluminum Pole, Portable UV 50+ UPF 100+ With Carrying Bag
One of the best ways to stay protected while you’re at the beach is to bring a beach umbrella. The Deyard 6.5-Foot Beach Umbrella With Sand Anchor, Tilt Aluminum Pole, Portable UV 50+ UPF 100+ With Carrying Bag provides ample shade, with sunlight-resistant coating to give you extra protection. You can also adjust the tilt of the umbrella to make sure you’re covered no matter where the sun is hanging in the sky. Its sand anchors and carrying bag make it an ideal umbrella for a long day at the beach. Buy it here.
Aegend Swim Goggles, Pack of Two Swimming Goggles No Leaking Anti Fog UV Protection Crystal Clear Vision
Your eyes need sun protection too. Aegend Swim Goggles, Pack of Two Swimming Goggles No Leaking Anti Fog UV Protection Crystal Clear Vision have lenses that are coated to filter out UV rays and keep your eyes safe. They also don’t fog up, so you’ll be able to see clearly while you swim. Buy it here.
One of the best ways to protect your eyes is to wear polarized sunglasses when you go outside, even when you’re just doing things like taking a walk or driving. Polarized Sunglasses for Men and Women Matte Finish Sunglasses Color Mirror Lens 100% UV Blocking reduce glare from the sun and from reflective surfaces, which makes it great for activities that are on the water, like boating and fishing. The glasses offer true color perception and clear vision, and they sit gently on your face. Buy it here.
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