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Unlike UVB rays that burn skin, UVA rays are strong throughout the year (not just in the summer!) and easily penetrate clouds.
These broad spectrum sunscreens protect against both.
Avène High Protection 50+ body lotion provides water-resistant protection and its deliberately short list of ingredients means there’s less potential for skin irritation.
Avène High Protection 50+ body lotion, $29, drugstores.
Hair needs to be shielded from the sun’s rays too. Kérastase Soleil Micro-Voile Protecteur contains UV screens and nourishing oils to protect from sun and drying chlorine and salt water.
Kerastase Paris Soleil Micro-Voile Protecteur, $47, Kerastase.ca
Banana Boat's super-convenient spray comes in a small, portable size to keep in your purse or beach bag.
Banana Boat® SunComfort™ Travel Size, $3.49, drugstores.
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Live Clean Mineral Sunscreen Lotion baby SPF 45 contains 98 per cent naturally derived ingredients and is gentle enough to use on children.
Live Clean Mineral sunscreen Lotion baby spf 45. $16.99, www.live-clean.com
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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick Sunscreen is a easy-to use solid and its 50+ spf is perfect for all-over protection and quick touch-ups. Pro tip: don’t forget the tops of your ears.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick Sunscreen 50+, $17.99, drugstores.
For beach lovers, Ombrelle Sport Endurance sunscreen is effective sun protection even when applied directly onto wet skin, and the handy 50 ml travel size is permitted in your airplane carry on.
Ombrelle Sport Endurance 30+ spf, $8.99, drugstores.
This barely-there sunscreen combines strong protection with 12 hours of moisturization and an indulgent, lightweight feel.
Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless Available, $11.99, available at drugstores.
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Skinceuticals Physical Fusion Matte UV Defense spf 50 contains only the physical sunscreens zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in an oil-absorbing formula so it’s perfect for oily, yet sensitive skin.
Skinceuticals Physical Fusion Matte UV Defense spf 50, $44, skinceuticals.ca
Sun Bum spf 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm tastesexactly like a banana Popsicle ™ and protects the delicate (thinner!) skin on your lips with SPF 30.
Sun Bum spf 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm, $4.99, Shoppers Drug Mart.
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Perfect for oily skin, Clinique Super City Block provides a lightweight velvety matte finish while protecting with spf 40, and the subtle tint evens out skin tone.
Clinique Super City Block Oil Free Daily Face Protector spf 40, $31, Sephora.
Vichy Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist provides broad spectrum protection and the easy-to-apply spray formula dries matte, with no slick sunscreen feeling.
Vichy Idéal Soleil Dry Touch Invisible Mist, broad spectrum spf 50, $31.95, drugstores.
If despite your best intentions you did get burned, Bioderma Photoderm Apres Soleil SOS spray containing anti inflammatory properties to calm and soothe angry, inflamed skin.
Bioderma Photoderm Apres Soleil SOS spray, $19.90, drugstores.
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