In Arizona, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the sun. When you are outside enjoying the pool, it is extremely important to be diligent in applying a good quality sunscreen. The CDC states that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, but it is also one of the most preventable. So, which sunscreen should you use to stay protected? We’ve taken the time to round up some of the best-rated sunscreens of 2018 to help you decide.
If you’re going to be out in the sun for a while, this sunscreen has proven to be a strong choice. SPF 70 and 80 minutes of water resistance from a trusted brand is always a good place to start, and many reviews mention its lightweight feel on the skin.
Only slightly more expensive than Neutrogena Beach Defense, the easy-to-apply Coppertone Ultra Guard is an “Amazon’s Choice,” great for those looking for a second option.
If you want to make sure your sunscreen is full of natural ingredients, Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen is as highly rated as they come and perfect for sensitive skin.
BEST FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
When you need something that works for the whole family, Banana Boat Sunscreen Sport’s large bottle with a handy pump is the way to go.
Although lotions have proven to be the best way to protect your skin, sometimes the convenience of a spray is hard to pass up. If that’s the case for you, Banana Boat UltraMist Sport Performance should do the job as long as you’re careful to get full coverage.
BEST FOR BABIES
When it comes to your babies, avoiding harsh chemicals is a must. Aveeno Baby Sensitive Skin is an extra-gentle sunscreen utilizing naturally sourced 100% zinc oxide and oat extract. This widely recommended formula is fragrance-free, paraben-free, dye-free, and phthalate-free. This makes for an extremely mild, but highly effective lotion for your baby.
The key to any sunscreen is liberal application and reapplying coverage every couple of hours. Make sure you are covered every time you get out of the water and then have a blast without worry. And if you don’t have a pool of your own to enjoy, contact us today to get a free estimate!