Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Safe Sun Style

So not Gold & Gorgeous? Getting a S U N B U R N. Not only do sunburns result in pain, peeling, and ugly shade of crimson that no one can pull off, wrinkles, sun damage and most importantly SKIN CANCER.
Did you know your sunblock may not be protecting you from this as much as you think? Even if you aren't getting burned, there is no current regulation in the US on protection from UVA rays- only UVB protection is regulated.
Kim K is no-no
Luckily- this is changing next year (way to go USA! Too bad Europe has been doing this for over 5 years...oops!) So next summer you can read labels worry-free- but until then here's a list of Consumer Report's fav sunscreens- meaning they have been tested for both UVB and UVA protection- with good reviews

SPF 30
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 30 ($1.60 per ounce)
Coppertone Sport Ultra Sweatproof SPF 30 ($1.67 per ounce)
CVS Fast Cover Sport SPF 30 ($1.33 per ounce)
Up & Up Sport SPF 30 (Target) ($0.88 per ounce)
SPF 40 to 50
No-Ad with Aloe and Vitamin E SPF 45 ($0.59 per ounce)
Equate Baby SPF 50 0.63 lotion ($0.63 per ounce)
Walgreens Sport SPF 50 1.33 spray ($1.33 per ounce)
Ocean Potion Kids Instant Dry Mist SPF 50 ($1.33 per ounce)
SPF 50+
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 100 ($2.25 per ounce)

Here are some other fab ideas to protect your pretty little self:
Ultimately glam hat- I have one I love- here's a similar one
These are my summer treat to myself <3
Chic cover up and it's on s a l e

Xo C
Image credits: kim kardashian, glamour, sunglass shoppe, victoria's secret