Over the years I’ve written dozens of articles about how to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. If you are one of the holdouts that won’t wear sunblock, I understand. My own husband is in that category. He rarely wears any kind of SPF no matter how many times I plead with him. But I have news: skin cancer the size of a dime can kill you or at the very least, significantly disfigure you. It can also cause premature aging and age spots, too. If you’re young, you’ll regret not protecting yourself now so you don’t suffer the consequences, later. But it’s never too late, even if you are a mature adult, to stop sunburn and protect your skin. Protect your skin and your health. Here are three great ways to do it.
LogicInk: Know What You’re Up Against:
Before you even consider what kind of sunblock you’ll choose, a wake-up call is to realize how much your skin is exposed to the sun. Signals is a wearable tech single-use patch that you temporarily apply to the skin to give you an idea of what your daily UV limit is. As I have said countless times, what you can’t see can hurt you. The sun’s damaging rays are out even when it’s cold, or you are sitting by a sunny window or in your car.
No matter which kind of sunblock you choose, LogicInk will give your information about when you’ve had your daily limit of the sun’s rays. First, apply the patch to your skin. Make sure your skin is dry and free of hand lotion or sunblock before you apply it Once the patch is on your skin and exposed to UV rays, LogicInk Daily Suncare Signal’s outer ring will gradually turn from dark blue to pink. When the first two segments of the outer ring have turned pink, that means that you have reached your safe daily UV limit. When the third and last segment of the ring has turned pink it’s time to cover up or go inside.
You’ll be shocked at how quickly your skin is getting bombarded by the sun’s rays. The patches range in price from $20 for a five-pack to $72 for a 30 pack. If you have a family, consider the 30-pack and teach the kids when enough is enough. It will also train them to realize they really do need sunblock. You can also choose a subscription that sends a pack every thirty days for a 20% discount. Other innovative products with wearable sensor tech are coming from LogicInk. Visit their website.
If you’re going to stay out in the sun, at least apply a good sunblock. Here are two suggestions that I really love:
Packable, Cute, Easy=Project Sunscreen:
Last Summer we reviewed some really super roll-on sunscreen from Project Sunscreen (see review). They are so great, I’m suggesting them for anyone who really dislikes sunscreen.
These roll-on sunscreens are colorful, packable, easy to apply, and have a carry loop. Rachel Henderson, founder, and CEO of Project sunscreen is a mom, public health professional, and skin cancer survivor (with the scars to prove it). She created this fun sunscreen to allow children to ‘own’ the sunscreen application process. A cute touch is a blank space on the back in which you can write in the “owners” name.
That “Cool” Factor:
But Project Sunscreen is also for adults and teens. They have that “cool” factor most sunscreens lack. Project Sunscreen is also environmentally and reef-friendly. They are 100% mineral-based (5% Titanium Dioxide & 7 zinc oxide). The safe sunscreen collection is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. You won’t find any chemical UVA/UVB filters, fragrance, dyes, parabens, PABA, retinyl palmitate, formaldehyde, glycol, petroleum, phthalate, sulfate, talc, or mineral oil.
The photo with the flamingo is our 2020 photo. These are some of the new designs for 2021. Find Project Sunscreen’s “Tropical Palms” and “Aerial Beach” rollerball designs from the “For All” collection at Target,, and of course, on the Project Sunscreen Website
Earth Baby Is Not Just For Babies:
When I hear “baby” I assume the products are for well, babies. Earth Baby certainly does have products designed for babies. However, their organic, broad-spectrum SPF 30 suncare is one that moms and dads, sisters, and brothers can use as well.
Consider: if Earth Baby is good enough for a baby’s skin, why not protect your skin from the sun with the same care? I like that Eath Baby is committed to using certified organic fruit and vegetable-based ingredients that are also non-toxic, gentle, and effective even safe for a baby’s skin.
Gentle and Reef-Friendly:
The hydrating, antioxidant-rich, mineral-based Broad Spectrum SPF 30 + Sunscreen has 5% Titanium Dioxide and 3% zinc oxide. The reef-friendly formula has German Chamomile, shea butter, and mango. Better yet, it’s photo-stable, non-Nano, Non-Phototoxic, Non-Toxic, and Water Resistant (40 min). It’s also Hypoallergenic, Non-sensitizing, Non-irritating, and only essential oils are used for scent. There are no Artificial Dyes, Preservatives, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Mineral Oil, Propylene glycol, DEA, MEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Triethanolamine, Petrolatum, Lanolin, or Animal Derived ingredients. Of course, it is also cruelty-free.
There’s a soft herbal/fresh scent. The tube and flip-top cap make it easy to carry and to apply. I’m testing it in Florida and it’s very effective and pleasant to use. Best of all, it doesn’t make me break out. SPF 30 is the suggested minimum for daily use, but it is effective if you’re not baking in the sun. You already know not to (or LogicInk above will let you know when enough is enough). Visit the Earth Baby Website.