May is skin cancer awareness month.
One gorgeous Sunday in April I was sitting in the backyard in a brunch induced coma when I suddenly realized that I'd neglected to put sunscreen on my arms and chest and had been quickly burned by the spring sun.
It was a stupid mistake and one I rarely make, but it reminded me that I needed to replenish my arsenal of sunscreen and sun safety products. With the latest news that many sunscreens may actually do more harm than good, choosing a non-toxic, photo stable sunscreen can be a daunting task. Thankfully, the great people at the Environmental Working Group are working hard on our side researching sunscreens that are safe and effective.
Check how your SPF rates with the EWG 2010 Sunscreen guide.
Other sun safe products
Spa Finder's I Will Reflect Melanoma Bracelet changes color when exposed to harmful UV rays.
A big ol' derby hat:
A wide-brimmed hat looks glam and keeps you protected.
I use Vanicream on my boys.