Lather it on Baby!! | Andie Ibanez

Lather it on Baby!!

Sunscreen... Over the course of my life, I've had a lot of mixed feelings with sunscreen. When I was 12 it was my mom hollering at all of us kids to put on our SPF +60 while all of our friends were playing in the sun. In high school and college I recognized how beautiful skin could be with the perfect tan and thought of sunscreen as a way to ruin that look (Dang!!!). Now here I am, in my twenties, worried that I'll get skin cancer because of those tan-obsessed days. 

On the downside, I can't go back and fix the damage done... On the upside, I can do all I can to protect my skin from here on out and hope it's enough!!! So because of this new obsession, fear, awareness of sun protection, I've done my fair share of driving one of our neighborhood dermatologist residents crazy with questions.  Here is the low-down of what i've been able to gather... Make sure your sunscreen has Zinc and/or Titanium. This way you can sing Titanium by David Guetta the entire time you are at the beach you can be sure that your sunscreen is actually protecting your skin and that you know exactly how it is protecting you. Here are a few sunscreens we have grown to love...


The Elta MD line is supposed to be extremely protective and recommended by the best dermatologists. It has Zinc, Titanium and a bunch of other fabulous protective minerals. Their line has tons of fabulous products ranging from tinted moisturizers, sprays, lotions, daily sunscreen and sport sunscreen. 

Here's where you can research their website on your own: Elta MD
Here's a link where you can get it on Amazon: UV Clear: Broad Spectrum

The Honest Company

Okay so here's the deal, The Honest Company has taken this baby world by storm. From their diapers, wipes and body wash, I hear mothers everywhere raving about their love for this company. They pride themselves on keeping true to integrity and knowing exactly what is going into your babies products. One of the co-founders of The Honest Company is the incredible and beautiful Jessica Alba. Zinc Oxide is one of the active ingredients and there are also a bunch of fabulous organic ingredients as well.

Here's where you can get to know The Honest Company: Honest
Here's a link where you can get their sunscreen: honest sunscreen lotion


Recently, I've fallen in love using Neutrogena- Pure and Free Baby on my little Annabelle. It went on really well to her soft little skin and took a while to rub in (from what I hear, that's a good sign). She didn't get even a little bit of a sunburn and she was a happy baby all day at the pool!! I mean, who doesn't want a happy and healthy baby?!?  

Here's where you can learn more about Neutrogena- Pure and Free Baby: Neutrogena
Here's where you can buy it on Amazon: Pure and Free Baby

Hope this helps a tad when you're thinking about your next sunscreen purchases. I'm constantly trying to figure out the best kinds so I'm sure in a few months I will have an update for you about more summer sunscreen favorites!!  Happy Summer!


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