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How To Select The Best Sunscreen For Summer Vacation

best sunscreen for summer vacation

Are you ready for your summer vacation? Many people are traveling to sunny places, such as Cancún, Florida, or The Bahamas. As you prepare to pack, don’t forget to bring your sunscreen.

Do yourself a favor. Choose the best sunscreen you can get your hands on.

Sunscreen helps protect your skin against sunburns, wrinkling, pigmentation, and photo ageing. As a matter of fact, sunscreens like the Turo Skin Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Broad Spectrum SPF 15 can help protect you against extreme skin conditions, including cancer. Summer is not the only time you can use sunscreen, though. It must be applied all year round, including winter.

Now, when purchasing a sunscreen, make sure it can protect your skin from UVA and UVB sun rays. According to researchers, UVB rays have an impact on the outer layer of the skin, and they are the leading cause of sunburns. The sun is most intense between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm, which is the time when the sun is usually at its brightest. UVA rays, on the other hand, are known to be causes of premature aging. Now you see the reason why you need to get a sunscreen such as the Turo Skin Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Broad Spectrum SPF 15 to help you block out UVB and UVA rays.

Now that we established the importance of using a good sunscreen, how do you choose a good sunscreen? The one that will serve as that extra layer of protection your skin requires?

Listed below are some factors that will help you with selecting the best sunscreen for summer.

Are sunscreens with a higher sun protection factor better?

One of the most common misconceptions about sunscreens is that if a sunscreen has a higher SPF, it will be way better for your skin than one with a lower SPF.

According to the Environmental Working Group, this belief is not completely true.

Choosing a sunscreen with a higher SPF will only make your skin become extremely oily and might also cause itching and burning. Therefore, when buying a sunscreen for your summer vacation, you need to ensure that the SPF is within the ranges of 15 – 30 SPF. However, if you have a job or a commitment that requires you to stay in the sun for long hours, then you can consider using a sunscreen with SPF 50 and above. 

Check your sunscreen labels

Before consuming packaged food, it’s common to read the label before buying; do the same before purchasing a sunscreen for summer. You need to read the ingredients before applying it on your skin. The Food and Drug Administration regulates what ingredients are allowed in sunscreens. Here is one ingredient that has been a focus for the FDA.

Para Amino Benzoic Acid (PABA): This ingredient may cause an allergic or photosensitivity reactions in some people. You’ll see "PABA-free" on some labels for products that do not use it.

Choose the best sunscreen for your skin type

  • Oily Skin - Your skin is prone to being oilier during summer. If you have oily skin, you need to choose a sunscreen that's either water based or gel based. Formulations like these will be the best for you, as they will help calm your skin and prevent any breakouts that may have happened to your skin.
  • Dry Skin - People with dry skin are low in sebum, which in turn makes their skin sensitive. Since summer months are better for dry skin types, you need to use an SPF that's either thick or serves as a moisturizer. So when purchasing a sunscreen, make sure it has properties that will help moisturize your skin.
  • Normal Skin - For those with normal skin types, lotion-based sunscreens are the best. A lotion based sunscreen will provide the skin with the right amount of hydration it needs without making the skin too oily.

If what you are looking for is a sunscreen that will protect you on your summer vacation and beyond, then the Turo Skin Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and the Turo Sport Lotion + Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 are the right sunscreens for you. Our sunscreens are made with unique ingredients and come in two different variants. They are both suitable for all skin types. We consider our products the best in the market.

Turo Skin is all about taking care of your skin, and with our sunscreens, your skin will know no better care.

Browse our store now and choose the best sunscreen for your summer vacation today!

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