Do you hate the feeling of sunscreen on your skin? See alternatives to lotion that keep you protected.
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Alternatives to Sunscreen Lotion Dr. Travis Stork: A third of Americans, that’s one out of every three, still never wear sunscreen because they don’t like how it feels and this despite the fact, the sun causes 90% of skin cancers that are not melanomas and 65% of those that are. Dr. Jim Sears: Wow! A lot of people don’t realize that it's not just the exposed areas of your skin but the UV rays still penetrate clothing. An alternative to sunscreen is to maybe wear sun protective clothing. This is some pretty cool stuff. It’s made by a company called Tuga. It’s basically a whole suit. They make these for adults too. Dr. Drew Ordon: My size? Dr. Jim Sears: Yeah. They make a lot of thing; boy, girl, hats and cute girl stuff but they make just shirts and shorts and things that are pretty fashionable. The next thing is this can get wet and they still retain SPF50. Dr. Lisa Masterson: This is a nice option that I'm going to say I didn’t even know about. It's by Rit and its SunGuard that you can actually put in your laundry and it actually coats the clothing with a sun block. It's a great option but you have to remember, people with color, we get sunburn and we get sun damage and we get skin cancer as well, so it’s really important to also protect yourself as well. A lot of people think just because you have darker skin then your protected but not. Dr. Drew Ordon: Bare Minerals has come out with a natural option. It’s a powder that you can use, all natural SPF30. You apply it like so. Dr. Travis Stork: So obviously, this isn’t going to work if you’re in the pool, right? Dr. Drew Ordon: No. If you’re getting wet, it isn’t. But the other thing is that it's almost a little bit like makeup, so it's going to cover some minor imperfections.