Sun Safety 2012: Best Sunscreens and Those to Avoid
UPDATE: Click here for the 2013 Sunscreen Guide.
Amid the barbeques, trips to the beach or lake, baseball games, birding, and various other reasons to head outdoors as summer nears, thoughts of protecting your skin from the sun can easily fall to the wayside. Here are some tips to prevent getting fried, and your guide to safe sunscreens, and those to avoid (scroll down for the list).
The EPA and FDA recommend limiting your time in the sun, especially from 10-2 when UV rays are strongest. Cover up whenever possible. Use water resistant sunscreen when swimming or exerting yourself. And this one is key: REAPPLY. Specifically, the EPA recommends: