Everything You Need to Know about Sunscreen (and the Best Drugstore Sunscreens to Buy)

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Summer is almost here, which means that it's time to think about sunscreen. It's also Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so this is the perfect time to talk about protecting your skin. Each year, new evidence comes out helping consumers choose the best protection for their skin, and frankly, all this information is a bit confusing to juggle when looking at those bottles in the drugstore. To make it simple, I've broken down what you need to look for in a sunscreen, as well as how popular sunscreens match up against the guidelines. (Hint: that sunscreen you've been using for years could contain dangerous chemicals or be flammable!)


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So open up a memo on your iPhone and get ready to take some notes. There is a lot of ground to cover, and you'll want to have this information with you the next time you go to the store.


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