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Best Sunscreens for Your Beach Vacation

We all know how to avoid turning into a lobster at the beach, but it still happens every summer – that painful burn.  Making matters worse, a recent controversial study tested sunscreens and found that four out of five do not adequately protect the skin.

Consumer Reports has picked the best sunscreen of 2017, and the winner is (drumroll, please) La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk. It’s also the priciest choice in the top four at $36 on Amazon. The runner-up sunscreens can be found for $5 to $6.

  • 1)La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk SPF 60 (Amazon, $36)
  • 2) Trader Joe’s Nourish Spray (If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, you can also find a seller on Amazon, $6)
  • 3) Equate Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 (Walmart, $5)
  • 4) Pure Sun Defense Frozen Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 (Target, $6)

According to the non-profit product testing company, “Our tests of over 60 sunscreen lotions, sprays, sticks, and lip balms show that you can’t always rely on the sun protection factor (SPF) number, a measure of protection from ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, which is the chief cause of sunburn and a contributor to skin cancer. We also tested for protection against ultraviolet A (UVA) rays, which tan and age skin, and also trigger skin cancer.”

Still need a vacation condo in Destin, Fl for this summer? There is still availability, according to vacation planners at Southern Vacation Rentals. Make a reservation, grab that sunscreen, and we’ll see you soon!

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