My Favorite Sunscreens this Summer

The sun was out this weekend all over the United States and Europe with temperatures here in New York over 100 degrees. Like everyone else, I just try to cool down by the pool or at the beach. I have pretty tanned skin naturally, but when I use regular sunscreen I usually get oily skin and breakouts, and sometimes even sun allergy caused by all the chemicals ingredients. Using carcinogenic chemicals to protect the skin from too much cancer-causing sun is contradictory. So switching to natural sunscreen was a necessity for me this summer.  Unfortunately natural sunscreen is not very attractive as it usually leaves a thick white layer on the skin which not only let’s you running around looking like a ghost all day but also messes up your clothes. I packed three different sunscreens for the weekend to see which works best: J.R. Watkins, Alba Botanica, and Neutrogena.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is not really natural, but at least it is PABA (Para-aminobenzoic acid) free and it absorbs relatively easy without leaving an oily layer.

J.R Watkins SPF 30 Sunscreen looks cool in its retro packaging and it is the healthiest choice out of the three, but it takes a lot of effort to rub the lotion into the skin.

My favorite is Alba Botanica Very Emollient Natural Sunscreen. I tried the sport and the lavender version and liked them both. They are very easy to apply and absorb quickly.

Tip: Make sure to not stay in the sun to long, remember to reapply and take Calcium to avoid sun allergies. Happy healthy tanning!

One thought on “My Favorite Sunscreens this Summer

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