As a child sunscreen was not a part of my daily regimen however when I approached 35 I became more in tune with trying to protect my skin. I think it stemmed from my son's daycare making it mandatory that parents send in sunscreen for ALL children. It is definitely a misconception that African American skin does not burn. We are protected somewhat due to the melanin in our skin however over time the damage can be detrimental. Recent studies indicated the number of melanoma cases are on the rise. In light of this finding please make an effort to protect your skin and your children during the summer season and throughout the year.
When selecting a product look for one with an SPF of at least 15. Applying sunscreen to the hands also keeps them looking young. For our children who spend a little more time in the sun; products that range from SPF 30 to SPF70 are ideal. We must address protecting our eyes as well. Sun exposure can also be damaging to our eyes. Eyewear that protects from UVA and UVB rays are products of choice......
Best Rating, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch,, lightweight, pricey per ounce
Least Expensive, No-Ad Sunblock Lotion SPF 45 (*Est. $10 for 16 ounces)
Frangrance and Chemical Free, Blue Lizard Suncream SPF 30+
Best Products for Babies and Kids:
California Baby No Fragrance SPF 30+ Sunscreen Lotion
Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free Sunblock Lotion SPF 30
Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free Sunblock Lotion is also available with SPF 50
Blue Lizard Baby Suncream SPF 30 , fragrance and chemical free