Whether you’re building sand castles on the beach or playing in the playground with your kids, protecting yourself from sun exposure is so important, especially with Melanoma becoming one of the fastest growing cancers worldwide. The website MySkinCheck.ca enables you to evaluate your own risk of skin cancer as well as offering advice on how to check your own skin for signs. For protection out in the sun try these Fabulous sun protection products.
|Sun Protection: Mr Tickle Sun Sensor|
Kids love the sun and we love having them out in it, but exposure to strong UV rays can be dangerous and a sign to come into the shade. This cute Mr. Tickle Sun Sensor watch lets kids (and parents) know visually that maybe a snack break in the shade would be a great alternative. Available at Sporting Life stores.
|Sun Protection: Burt’s Bees Sun Screen|
Burt’s Bees 100% natural sun screen is safe for you and the kids and the non-whitening formula means you won’t be left with silly streaks on your body. It’s available in SPF 15 and SPF 30 and works as soon as it is applied (though reapplication will be needed after swimming) $13.79 Cdn
|Sun Protection: Anthelios Sun Screen|
La Roche-Posay’s new Anthelios Sun Screen is ultra-light and non-greasy, designed to offer powerful UVA/UVB protection to your face, a part of your body exposed to sun everyday. Fragrance and paraben free as well as hypoallergenic, Anthelios Ultra-Fluid Lotion is ideal for sun sensitive skin. And its fast absorption and clean, matte finish (no messy white residue) makes it great for everyday use. $24.99 Cdn
|Sun Protection: Wide Brimmed Sun Hat|
Look stylish while keeping harmful sunrays off your face with a wide-brimmed sun hat, like this shimmer straw hat from Banana Replublic. We also included this in our 8 What to Wear Summer Style Guide $55 Cdn (in Banana Republic Stores)
|Sun Protection: Green Beaver Lip Balm|
Your lips aren’t immune to sunburn so protect them with a lip balm, like Green Beaver‘s Certified Organic SPF 15 lip balm. Green Beaver’s lip balm is Health Canada approved as a certified organic product, plus its waterproof and fragrance-free and contains Canadian-grown anti-oxidant rich raspberry extract. Made in Canada and safe to use on children. $6.99 Cdn
If you find yourself suffering from a little too much sun, try our Homemade Sunburn Remedies.