4 Ideal Sunscreen Brands for Seniors

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Though ultraviolet rays from the sun may increase the risk of skin cancer and damage skin, some seniors still love to soak up vitamin D while they spend some quality time outside with Windermere at-home caregivers. Elderly skin tends to be a little dry and more likely to have allergic reactions to certain chemicals, so some more popular brands of sunscreen may not work well with senior skin. If your elderly loved one is going to be out in the sun, consider using one of these four products that can help to meet the unique skincare needs of elderly people.

1. California Baby Super Sensitive SPF 30+

Unfortunately, many 100 percent natural sunscreen products do not provide adequate protection, but according to Consumer Reports, this one actually lives up to its claims. It contains only natural minerals instead of chemicals and is ideal for seniors with sensitive skin.

2. Banana Boat SunComfort Continuous Spray SPF 50+

This easy-to-use spray bottle makes it easy for caregivers to apply sunscreen to their loved one’s and it protects from both UVA and UVB rays. The Banana Boat Spray sunscreen has a pleasant beach scent that smells nice without being overpowering. It also has a non-greasy formula that prevents sand or dirt from sticking to the skin.

3. Pure Sun Defense SPF 50 

This brand has a special formula that is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, so your elderly loved one will not have to be constantly struggling to get out of the pool to reapply. It provides excess moisture while still being hypoallergenic, which makes the Pure Sun Defense sunscreen is perfect for seniors with dry, sensitive skin.

4. Coppertone Water Babies SPF 50

This sunscreen is hypoallergenic and does not contain any added oil or fragrances. Since Coppertone contains extra moisturizers and aloe, and it can help to moisturize dry skin while it protects from the sun.

Sun protection is key when enjoying the outdoors this summer. Learn more about senior skin care and sun protection by calling Prestige Home Care of Windermere, FL, at 407-329-6613 today. We are a trusted home care agency that provides comprehensive in-home care for seniors with limitations ranging from cognitive disorders to physical disabilities. Schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help your loved one age in place with dignity.

Author

  • Kimberly Miller

    Kimberly Miller, RN, is a proud Florida native with an unwavering commitment to elder care that spans an impressive 25 years. Her extensive journey through central Florida's hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice companies has not only honed her understanding of disease processes but has also cultivated a profound expertise in navigating the intricate landscape of elder care. Kimberly's dedication to delivering the highest quality of care to patients and their families is evident in every facet of her career. Armed with certifications as an assisted living administrator, Kimberly's primary focus on customer service and her drive to address the holistic needs of individuals—mind, body, and soul—have led her to a resounding conclusion: home care is the future of personalized, high-quality care. Her conviction is rooted in the understanding that a combination of healthy nutrition, physical and mental exercise, and social engagement is directly linked to improved physical and mental well-being. The recent global pandemic has served as a poignant reminder of the limitations of institutional care, further strengthening Kimberly's resolve. Motivated by a profound desire to make a meaningful difference, she has taken the helm at Prestige Home Care. Here, Kimberly is dedicated to providing a level of care that goes beyond industry standards—a level of care she would wholeheartedly entrust to her own family.

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