Sunscreen may not be giving you the protection you think
It is getting warmer, so it's time to pack the sunscreen.
Consumer Reports released its list of best sunscreens, but nearly 40 percent of the sunscreens tested did not offer the SPF protection promised.
To make sure you get the most protection, choose a sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection and reapply every two hours or 90 minutes if you are swimming.
There were some sunscreens that aced the test and many come in at a lower cost, including Pure Sun Defense SPF 50 for $6, Equate Ultra Protection SPF 50 for $8 and No-Ad Sport SPF 50 for $10.
For the spray-on sunscreens, the best products include Trader Joe's spray SPF 50 for $6, Walmart's Equate Sport Continuous Spray SPF 30 for $5 and Dollar General's DG Body Sport SPF 30 at $5.
Why is sunscreen s important? According to the skin cancer foundation, 90 percent of skin damage may actually be due to sun exposure. 1 in 50 people will get melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Nearly 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will get skin cancer.