With the warmer weather on the way, thoughts drift to upcoming beach vacations, bathing suits, and glorious summer tans. And though this topic may seem unrelated, true fashion is skin deep- and begins with good skincare regimens.
I’ve heard several news stories in the past week, highlighting the effectiveness of “cheap” or “generic” sunscreen. With heightened awareness of the sun’s damaging rays and skin cancer potential, many men and women are seeking to ensure that their skin is protected while they enjoy the summer sun.
It’s nice to know that proper protection doesn’t have to be expensive! It seems that sunscreen is one of the exceptions to the rule that higher cost equals higher quality.
“A July 2013 study from Consumer Reports has ranked sunscreens and found that you don’t have to pay big bucks to protect your skin from harsh UV rays.
Here’s what so funny: The highest rated sunscreen turned out to be the cheapest one per ounce they tested!
Equate (Walmart) Ultra Protection Sunscreen SPF 50 got a score of 77 from Consumer Reports and costs only 47 cents an ounce.The only sunblock to score higher was UP & UP (Target) Sport SPF 50, which got an 80. But the Target brand, which is a spray, costs $1.16 an ounce.” http://www.clarkhoward.com/news/clarkhoward/travel/cheap-sunscreen-works-best/nC2GS/
I, for one, am excited to hear that I can skimp on the sunscreen- which means more $ for the bathing suits! 🙂