Did you know that two million people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer each year? This means, despite summer coming to an end, sun protection necessitates attention all year long. But while the FDA is cracking down on sunscreen claims and requiring stricter regulation, there's nothing wrong with aiming to get the most bang for your buck when purchasing the right UV protection for your face.
According to the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, there are currently 200 sunscreen manufacturers making approximately 4,000 different sunscreen containing products. That's a lot of options. So how do you narrow it down for the best chance of protecting your skin from harmful rays and wrinkles? First, be wary of sprays, wipes and towelettes and instead stick to creams, lotions, sticks and gels.
Also, while certain marketing terms will play a part in the new sunscreen guidelines, don't disregard the crop of supercharged sunscreens with added skin-care benefits being introduced. They serve as a reminder of how far sunscreens have come. For a cheat sheet, check out these ten superior sunscreens that are changing the SPF game.