When choosing a sunscreen for travel to Mexico and the Lake Chapala region, it is very important to consider the following factors:
- SPF: Look for a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30. This will provide adequate protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays.
- Broad-spectrum: Choose a sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum protection, which means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
- Water-resistant: If you will be spending time in the water or sweating a lot, look for a sunscreen that is labeled as water-resistant or sweat-resistant.
- Non-greasy: A non-greasy sunscreen will be more comfortable to wear and less likely to cause breakouts or clog pores.
- Non-toxic: Consider choosing a sunscreen that is free of potentially harmful chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate.
Some popular sunscreen brands that meet these criteria include Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, Coppertone WaterBabies Sunscreen Lotion, and Banana Boat Sport Performance Sunscreen. It is always a good practice to read the labels and ingredient lists carefully to ensure that you are choosing a product that is suitable for your skin type and needs. So don’t forget to pack the sunscreen. We don’t want a painful sunburn to keep you from enjoying that Chapala Life.