The Best Drugstore Products for Preventing Skin Cancer

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Posted on 05/06/2014

One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer during the course of their lifetime. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, kills one person every hour. Hopefully those statistics are enough to get you to think about protecting yourself from this dangerous disease. May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month and keeping yourself safe doesn't have to be expensive with these drugstore products.

Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion
If you're worried that slathering sunscreen on your face will cause breakouts try Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion. It meets the standards for blocking both UVB and UVA rays, plus with an SPF 55 you'll be extra protected from the sun's harmful effects. A three-ounce tube is about $10 on drugstore.com.


CeraVe Body Lotion with Sunscreen
You may be most interested in protecting your face from the aging effects of the sun's rays, but your entire body is susceptible to skin cancer. Use a product like CeraVe Body Lotion. It's got SPF 30 sunscreen using the same zinc oxide trusted by lifeguards, except this is in a lightweight formula that works on even the most sensitive skin. A 3.5 ounce bottle sells for $16 at CVS.com.


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunscreen
Sunscreen isn't just for the days you're hanging by the pool or lounging at the beach. Applying sunscreen should be a daily habit. With Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunscreen you can apply the lightweight protection alone or under makeup and moisturizers. The invisible finish won't make your skin look shiny. It's about $11 at drugstore.com.


Coppertone Kids Wacky Foam
This foaming sunscreen for kids adds some entertainment to the task of applying sun protection. With SPF 75+, UVA and UVB protection parents don't have to worry when their little ones play outside. Plus it's water resistant for up to 80 minutes. It's $11.79 for a six-ounce can at Walgreens.com.


Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer
For the days when you don't plan on being out in the sun much try using the Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer with SPF 15. It provides 12 hours of hydration along with broad-spectrum SPF. Plus at $10 for six ounces at Walgreens.com it's a good deal.


By Alison Story

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