The Best SPF Sunblocks for All Occasions

Monday, May 12, 2008 • Permalink • 

--By Jules Newmark

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock, SPF 85
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 85

$10.99
Available at: drugstore.com
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I work in an industry where a good tan gets you a job. In the entertainment industry, models, celebrities and even their managers look for every way to have the perfectly portioned tan. Luckily, technology has been kind and the skincare industry is booming with new ideas on lotions and bronzers that can fool anyone. I myself indulge of course, but why would anyone take the risk of potentially glowing with an orangey tinge with the beautiful weather approaching and tanning salons galore? Well beyond saving skin from wrinkles, the risk of skin cancer is well researched and very high. Believe it or not, there are over 1 million skin cancer cases per year!

Follow these tips if you are like me and need the constant smile-inducing glow year round and you’ll avoid many years of damage. Try a lotion with a high SPF number, like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 85 with Helioplex [top left], which can be found at drugstores for $9.99. That high SPF number is great for daily use, especially at the beach, since sun for a week at the beach is equivalent to a whole year of sun exposure. Also try Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray SPF 70 with Active Photobarrier Complex for $10.99.

Ambi Even & Clear Skincare, Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30
Ambi Even & Clear SPF 30

$8.99 (was $11.99-- save 25%!)
Available at: drugstore.com
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If that last fact didn’t scare you because you’ve got darker skin, then you should know just because you have higher levels of melanin, doesn't mean you don't need protection too! Ambi Even & Clear Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 [right] retails for $9.99 and bears the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation while evening out skin tone and discolorations.

My last tip of the day, involves incidental sun damage, which is a caused by short wave UVA rays that are even harming your precious skin on a cloudy day! You can’t beat the advanced biotechnology product Remergent High Intensity DNA Repair + SPF 30, which prompts your body to self-correct the visible signs of sun damage and protects your skin simultaneously. You can get antioxidants, moisturizing emollients and DNA repair enzymes for the cancer-protecting price of $95.00.

So after all that damage talk, get some bronzing lotion (try VictoriasSecret.com for options), don’t forget your SPF and hit the beach for some people watching!
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Jules Newmark
Jules Newmark is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Jules is currently based in sun drenched San Diego, California, where she works, and works the scene, as a modeling agent. Jules's beauty must-haves include mascara by Dior, perfume by Calvin Klein, and a really good sunblock.