SPF is the number one sun-care accessory recommended by skin-care experts, but to get a second or third layer of protection, they also reach for these essentials. Try one of these sun blockers to give you extra protection once you’ve put on the recommended two finger–length amount of mineral sunblock.
“My favorite sun-care accessory is a large hat that covers the ears and the back of the neck. It’s a very efficient barrier to sun burn, is low cost and easy to use.” This Mott50 UPF 50+ Savannah Toyo Bolero Hat ($89) has a 3.5-inch wide brim and made of UV blocking material.” —West Palm Beach, FL dermatologist Kenneth R. Beer, MD
“Flawless Creator Lightweight Foundation Drops by Dermablend ($40) is a liquid pigment that contains iron oxide, which provides extra protection against UV and visible lights and long-lasting coverage for facial redness, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation.” —Glenn Dale, MD dermatologist Valerie D. Callender, MD
“UPF clothing is wonderful because they are consistently reliable and effective, dry or wet, and retain their protective properties for numerous washings. You can also impart UPF protection into regular clothing by simply adding SunGuard Laundry Aid ($8) to a load of laundry. This additive gives regular clothing a UPF of 30 for up to 20 washings. Although UPF clothing cannot replace a broad-spectrum sunscreen for the face and neck, they are wonderfully effective sun protection for the rest of the body and are an important part of anyone’s sun protection arsenal.” —Bloomfield Hills, MI dermatologist Linda C. Honet, MD