Sun Smart Beauty for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

For a lot of us, May signals the beginning of the outdoor
season when we pull out our sandals, pack away our coats and enjoy daylight
savings time.  But May is also National
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
so before you step one foot into the summer heat, be
sure to stock up on these sun care essentials.

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Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Age Shield Hand Cream

Hands come a close second to your face in terms of
daily sun exposure and they reveal your age more than any wrinkle that may pop
up around your eyes.  Whether you’re
working in the yard or running errands, cut those tattletales off at the path
using this non-greasy hand cream with
SPF 30. $6.79, drugstore.com

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Clinique Sun SPF 45 Targeted Protection Stick

Raise your hand if you’ve ever come home from a day at
the beach only to discover that, despite a generous slathering of sunscreen, your
ears are burned (ouch!) or your hairline is fried and itching (gross!). Been there, done that! Dab a few strokes of this fast absorbing,
oil-free formula on those sensitive areas and avoid that situation for good. $17.50, clinique.com




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Lands’ End Adult Performance Sport Hat

That fabulous straw hat you’re wearing to
lounge by the pool may give the impression of protection but did you know that
UVA/UVB rays can penetrate it?  Any
fabric water can pass through; the sun’s rays can pass through.  A cap like this one from Lands’ End has built
in mesh fabric with an SPF of 30 to protect your scalp. $6.99,
landsend.com.

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tarte 24/7 Lip Sheer SPF 15

Toss your old boring, colorless lip balm and pick up one of tarte’s 24/7 Lip Sheers with SPF 15 – who says you have to sacrifice beauty in the name of lip care?  No one wants to deal with wearing tacky gloss
on a breezy day which is why these tinted balms are perfect when you’re out and
about.  With a range of shades that will
satisfy any beauty junkie and a mango and cocoa butter infused formula to protect
and soften lips, just slick it on and go. $14, sephora.com

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DERMAdoctor Ain’t Misbehavin’ Skin Clarifying &
Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 30 P+++

If there’s one thing we hate about most sunscreens it’s that
heavy, greasy feel, especially on our face. 
If you’re prone to breakouts like we are, you’ll love this mattifying
sunscreen from DERMAdoctor that sinks in quickly, leaving a satiny finish.  $30, sephora.com

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B.
Kamins Chemist Sunbar Spray SPF 15

If we
could create our ideal sunscreen, it would be B. Kamins’ Sunbar Spray.  Tired of smelling like a pina colada year
after year, we’ve finally discovered a product with a fresh, botanical, slightly
powdery scent.  What makes this spray unique is the blend of
açai and pomegranate with their exclusive Bio-Maple™ compound.  Our skin drinks in the hydration and is left feeling silky with a subtle,
sexy glow.
$35, bkamins.com

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