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Sunscreen Summer Sun Protection Tips for Memorial Day

After a week of constant rain, Everything She Wants is thrilled to soak up the sun.  But whether your skin is fair or dark, we should all apply sunscreen daily and take other sun protective measures before we hit the pavement in our flirty sun dresses, crop tops, and shorts.

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends wearing a broad-spectrum SPF 15+ sunscreen; lip balm with SPF 15+ sunscreen; and UV-blocking sunglasses to protect your eyes.  If a trip to the beach is on your Memorial Day weekend agenda, don't forget to wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your head and neck and a beach sarong to cover your legs.  The Skin Care Foundation also advises using a beach umbrella to shield you from direct sunlight.

I'm eager to try the following brands of sunscreen I picked up at press previews:

Clarins Paris Sunscreen Care Milk-Lotion Spray SPF 50+: When it comes to sunscreen, my motto is the more protection the better.  This lightweight spray is perspiration and water resistant, and ensures high protection from the damaging effects of sun exposure.

Glacier Creme Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30+: This natural sunscreen's formulation is made with 20% zinc oxide to protect the skin from sun-burning UVB rays.  The water and sweat resistant sunscreen also contains soothing sunflower and tea botanical extracts, and hydrating humectants enriched with marine seaweed, Shea butter, and Vitamin E.

MelanSol 100% Natural Sunscreen SPF-10: MelanSol is designed to protect your skin while you're out and about every day, and for women (and men) who rarely burn and tan easily to use during extended time in the sun.  The lightweight, non-greasy lotion also makes a great daily moisturizer with UV protection.

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