Thursday, May 16, 2013

Save Your Skin This May


April showers bring May flowers, right? We, the VIP's at Beauty O'holc have been asking around as to what May brings, other than flowers. With gardens in bloom and the Sun at attention, we, and our go-to Doc's have reminded us that May is Melanoma Awareness Month and it is imperative to take precaution.

My boyfriend always gets mad at me when I tell him to put sun-tan lotion on claiming he's not a child. He may not be a child, but innocent skin is something we all long for. Keeping our skin hydrated and free of sun damage is actually easy - and cheap. But one thing we must let you in on: try to use a sunscreen with an SPF higher than 25. We picked out our favorite suntan lotions for under $10. That inexpensive? Now, you have no excuse!

SPF 30 - You can't go wrong with Banana Boat's Ultra Defense SPF 30 for $7. Enriched with aloe vera, this lotion moisturizes while it protects.

SPF 50 - Meet Coppertone Pure & Simple Lotion. Although intended for babies, it is also ideal for those with sensitive skin and skin issues - acne, rosacea, sun damage, etc. With an SPF of 50, it is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and retails for just under $10.

SPF 70 - This Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion ($10) should be lathered on your face, and reapplied after an hour in the sun. This high SPF concentrates on shielding the face with its enhanced active photo barrier complex.

And this, well, we just had to add! Among our favorite lotions for less than the cost of Alexander Hamilton's face - we can't help but be addicted to the Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder SPF 30. For $30, which may seem a lot at the time, you will soon find that it is the easiest way to protect - you brush on, for goodness sake - and it can be used during every month and season.

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