Today is Melanoma Monday, are you protecting your skin? Prevention Tips and My Favorite Sunscreen products

Melanoma Monday Prevention Tips

In an effort to increase awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, the American Academy of Dermatology has designated the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday. According to the AAD, melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and the most common cancer for 25-to 29-year-olds. Most people know the importance of sunscreen and what it can mean for skincare and sun safety, but products still end up being misused, leaving many at risk for permanent skin damage and skin aging. Below is a list of five sunscreen mistakes to avoid at all costs.
1. Thinking you’re exempt from sunscreen because you have dark or olive skin.
2. Not applying sunblock often enough.
3. Neglecting to wear sunscreen while driving or working indoors.
4. Using a sunscreen that blocks only UVB rays.
5. Using a sunscreen that has expired.
To keep skin protected, La Roche-Posay Anthelios offers sunscreens which block both UVA and UVB rays. And always remember… apply and re-apply!

Great New Products:

Huge fan of La-Roche Posay sunscreen products. They absorb well and provide maximum protection, excited to check out their latest formula.

NEW La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Fluid with Cell-Ox Shield XL ($29.99) is a breakthrough innovation in the next generation of advanced UVA/UVB protection, featuring a non-greasy, lightweight formulation with uncompromised efficacy. Designed with optimal safety and efficacy in mind, CELL-OX SHIELD™ XL is a synergistic combination of filters that provides advanced UVA/UVB and antioxidant protection using 21% fewer ingredients than before, yet still offering broad-spectrum protection.

Now in its fourth year, La Roche-Posay continues its SOS – Save Our Skin to not only inform Americans about the dangers of UV rays and the importance of sun safety, but to also incite true behavioral change, such as incorporating sun protection in their daily routines and visiting their dermatologists for regular skin checks. In partnership with the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS), the SOS – Save Our Skin campaign lives through a series of initiatives, including skin checks at sporting events, local hospitals and drug stores as well as free skin checks offered to all L’Oréal corporate employees. To learn how to do a self-check and choose the right protection, visit www.sossaveourskin.com.

Can’t wait to try this new Sunscreen oil, it sounds awesome. I use oil daily to keep my skin hydrated such a great idea to have a sunscreen formula!

Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen Oil Spray SPF 30 Luxurious Oil.
Protect and perfect with Sublime Sun Sheer Protect SPF 30 Sunscreen Oil. This innovative high performance oil delivers long-lasting broad-spectrum protection in a unique, luxurious silky spray. The spray instantly conditions skin, leaving skin feeling fresh and sumptuous. Luxurious texture. Ultra water and sweat resistant. Dermatologist tested.

This spray contains a nourishing blend of argan oil, shea oil, grapeseed oil and sunflower oil. The easily-absorbed formulas include a light beach-inspired scent and utilize L’Oréal Paris’ patent-pending polymer technology for improved water resistance.

 

My Current Favorites:

One of my favorite multi-taskers! I was a little unsure how a powder would work the first time I tried this, but one day trip to the beach and I was a powder sunscreen convert. The tinted powder worked like a light foundation and evened out my skin tone, and because its a powder no greasy, shiny sunscreen face. The best part is no running in my eyes when I go in the water or sweat and it is great protection. I am very fair and have never got a sunburn while wearing this. The brush makes it easy to cover your skin with product and it really lasts. 

bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen $28.00
Mineral sunscreen in powder form, our sheer and weightless SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen is your best choice of sun protection on the go

Color: Medium
Description: A cool tone for light-to-medium skin
Maybe we can’t sunbathe in baby oil anymore, but we don’t need to slather ourselves with heavy, greasy chemical sunscreens, either. Our super-portable SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen is sheer and weightless, and it can be used from head to toe without clogging pores. It’ll change the way you feel about sunscreen forever — for the better.

I love the Ultra Light formula from La-Roche Posay. The formula absorbs right away with no grease or shine and works well as a base before my makeup. It doesn’t clog my pores and the SPF protects my skin from painful, and dangerous sun burns.

Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid $33.50
Anthelios 50 Mineral:100% Mineral Sunscreen with Cell-Ox Shield™: a patent pending combination of UV filters and a powerful anti-oxidant complex to further protect your skin.

Description
For the first time, a mineral sun filter and powerful anti-oxidants are combined in a unique patent pending formula that offers 100% mineral sunscreen in a unique lightweight, non-whitening texture.

The first line of defense is an advanced UV filtering system featuring an optimized blend of titanium dioxide (TiO2) that offers long-lasting**, broad spectrum protection with demonstrated efficacy against UVA rays. A proprietary dispersion technology is the key to assuring this enhanced uniform protection.

The second line of defense features CELL-OX SHIELD™, a powerful patent-pending antioxidant complex featuring Senna Alata.

This is a great sunscreen for active days out in the sun! The thick, rich formula covers well and absorbs really well. It smells amazing a very tropical coconut smell, so good! I have tried this out playing in the sun, swimming and biking and it has offered superior protection. I like that I can use it on my whole family and it offers up to 80 minutes of protection.
Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion $14.99
This moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while enriching your skin with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which are the main cause of premature skin aging. We believe quality, safety, and performance are the keys to getting more people to use sunscreen. Each ingredient and attribute is specifically chosen to provide our friends with the most advanced broad spectrum protection available, while ensuring a smooth and invisible feel, just the way they like it. Our original line goes on nice and smooth providing sheer coverage that’s perfect for a lazy day in the sun. Provides more than 15 times your natural protection from the sun.

Broad Spectrum UVA / UVB Protection with Parsol 1789
Water Resistant / 80 Minutes (the highest possible rating)
Paraben and PABA Free – will not irritate your skin and is safe for kids
Oil Free – will not clog up your pores or cause breakouts
Tested, approved and recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation


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May 6th, 2013 at 11:59 am

I confessed I am one of those culprits who forget to apply sunscreen. Didn’t know that one has to apply sunscreen even when driving or working indoors! I do try to remember to wear hats to protect my face when I’m out in the sun. Still, have to do better.

May 6th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I agree Maya I am ok when I plan to be outside say on the weekend hiking or swimming. I am working to get better at wearing it everyday not just on my face.