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Life is heating up here in Houston, and it’s about time to start preparing for those late-spring to early-summer days. Whether you plan on spending your weekends down on the beaches of Galveston or a sunny getaway somewhere more tropical, sun safety is key to keeping your skin healthy and happy.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Academy of Dermatology's Protect Yourselfie campaign reminds us all to lather up with sunscreen (every two hours, folks), and seek some shade whenever possible.

However, it’s a truth universally acknowledged that goopy, white sunscreen isn’t comfortable or attractive to sport when you’re trying to soak up some vitamin D. It’s easy to pick up the nearest bottle of your preferred SPF and get on with your day, but there are more sunblock products out there than most realize. Here, a few of our favorites to consider this summer.

 

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Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen and Mineral Setting Powder

Supergoop! has finally solved the age-old issue of sunscreen that doesn’t leave your skin oily, dry, or irritated; plus, its translucent properties mean wearing makeup by the beach or pool is still possible. Unseen Sunscreen works great as a primer in the morning; reapply with 100% Mineral Invincible Setting Powder throughout the day to layer up protection and cover any shiny spots.

 

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Banana Boat Sport Performance Lotion Sunscreen

Products become household standards for good reason: they work. This is the case for the tried-and-true line of Banana Boat Sport Performance Sunscreens. It’s safe for all ages and can be used on all parts of the body where sunscreen is usually applied, including your face. The Sport Performance formula dries quickly, so it won’t run into your eyes after application, and is water- and sweat-resistant for up to 80 minutes, giving you more time to play without worrying about reapplying. There's something to be said for the classics.

 

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Cabana Life Clothing and Swimwear

At 26, Melissa Papock was diagnosed with melanoma. She harnessed the strength of survival from her harrowing ordeal to start Cabana Life, her own line of fashionable, 50+ ultraviolet protection factor clothing that “takes you from the sand to the sidewalk.” Collections include full outfits in a variety of patterns and silhouettes, and bathing suits for men, women, and children are surprisingly light and soft for their purpose.

Cabana Life is partnering with the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOTme free screening program by providing 1,000 free skin cancer screening funded by online purchases. To entice customers, Cabana Life is offering $20 toward a purchase with the code SPREADSUNSHINE.

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