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5 Must-Have Products to Keep You Safe in the Summer Sun

5 Must-Have Products to Keep You Safe in the Summer Sun

By Dana DeMercurio

The month of May marks the nation’s annual Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and as the most common cancer among Americans, we wanted to spread the word about organizations and products that are making a difference in the fight against this often-times preventable malady. Shop these must must-haves with us as we spend for a cause this month.

Most beach-goers turn to sunscreen to protect their skin against the threat of sun damage, but it’s important to know the options before making a purchase. If you’re looking for a safer, healthier and organic sunscreen product, look no further than Coola sun care. Coola’s expansive line of organic face and body UV protection has us feeling ready for summer with SPFs ranging from 15 to 50. With a plethora of eco-friendly and plant-based ingredients like avocado butter, bark oil, beeswax and acai fruit oil (just to name a few), we’re completely sold on Coola’s approach to organic sun protection. And because skin cancer isn’t only a human problem, Coola makes a healthy sunscreen spray for your furry friends, Fido and Sea Biscuit. If you have a dog or horse that loves the sun as much as you, consider adding Coola’s vet recommended pet products to their daily outdoor routine.


Spending the summer soaking up the sun is nice in theory, but it leaves your skin dehydrated and in need of repair. Quench your skin’s thirst with moisturizing lotions by bodycology. bodycology’s line of aromatic lotions to smooth over your skin for long-lasting hydration. Our favorite – Bronze Amber Obsession. Formulated with skin softening ingredients including Shea, Cocoa and Jojoba butters and aloe vera, this indulgently fragrant cream will do your body good after the summer sun’s wear and tear on your skin. Click the logo below to explore bodycology’s full line of luscious lotions and other beauty products to get you through the summer.


To raise awareness of Skin Cancer Awareness Month this May, sun-protective clothing company Cabana Life has partnered with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) to launch the Stand Up & Protect Campaign – a charitable effort with 100% of net proceeds from its 50+ UV protective rashguards going to support the fight against cancer. That’s right, being rashguard ready this summer means protecting yourself from the dangers of harmful sun rays, while taking a stand against skin cancer.  Rashguards by Cabana Life block 98% of dangerous UVA and UVB rays, leaving skin safe and supple throughout the summer. Shop this feminine collection of sleek stripes, zippers and prints at


We have many reasons to thank Australia for their contributions to the modern world – I’m talking of course about Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman and Eric Bana. But aside from these uber-sexy Aussies, we’ve more to be grateful for from the Down Unda’ thanks to Lovin’ Summer Beach Tents. These durable and adorable easy-to-pitch beach tents are perfect for solo or small family gatherings to keep away those troublesome sunrays with its 99% UV protection. Colorful canvases are available for stylish sunscreening with optimal protection. Its lightweight design makes it a perfect portable for even the laziest beach bums. Throw some shade in style this summer with a simple yet innovative Lovin’ Summer Beach Tent.


For the most protection against the sun, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises sun-lovers to wear wide-brimmed hats while enjoying the great outdoors. For ultimate coverage and a fun addition to your summer wardrobe, add a striped beach hat from UV Skinz collection of chic SPF apparel. The bendable six inch brim provides ideal shade for your ears, neck and face, all while keeping you looking stunning in your new sunscreen accessory. Choose between classic black and white stripes or flashy and flirty pink and white stripes.