Sunscreens for the Texas Sun
Sunscreens to help protect you from the killer sun.
Sunscreens are on everybody's mind as Summer fast approaches. Consumer reports lambasted a bunch of sun screens saying that they didn't come close to the SPF's advertised.
What is SPF? It means Sun Protection Factor. And it means how much longer it takes for you to burn. Example, SPF of 30 means it would take a person 30 times longer to burn when wearing sunscreen than the person would without sunscreen.
For my pale ass, it means I can stay out in the sun for 30 minutes if I put on SPF 30, because I burn right away. There's no tanning in my family.
- Badger SPF-30
We don't need no stinking Badger. Yes, you do. It tests well, and contains no ingredients that raise a health concern. Goodguide gives it an "Excellent" rating.
- Banana Boat Cool Colorz
Make it fun for kids, and kids will want to put it on. Goodguide gives it a "good" rating.
- Neutrogena Beach Defense
This gives you a optimal level of broad-spectrum protection, and water and salt resistant properties dip after dip.
- Coppertone UltraGuard
Let your sun paranoia loose with the SPF 70+ from Coppertone. After all. The sun kills. This is also one that is liked by Consumer Reports.
- Burt's Bees
This scores well with ratings, plus it's Burt's Bees. It's just fun to say.