There’s no reason why anyone should venture outside—even if you’re just walking from your house to your car and from your car to your office—without sunscreen. “You should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide and an SPF of at least 30, reapplying every two hours,” says Brooklyn, NY, dermatologist Tatiana Khrom, MD. Hunt Valley, dermatologist Karen L. Beasley, MD adds, “I’ve heard the complaints over the years of it being too white, too sticky, irritating and the like. But with so many varieties available now, there is a sunscreen for everyone.” According to Delray Beach, FL, dermatologist Janet Allenby, “A physical sun protectant is best because it blocks more of the UV light and doesn’t heat up the skin.”
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Won’t Irritate Skin
Unscented, so it won’t lead to clogged pores from fragrances, Coola Sport SPF 50 Unscented Sunscreen Spray defends skin with the added benefit of hydrating, organic ingredients. $32, coolasuncare.com
Lends a Hydrating Effect
Load up with a moisturizing sun protectant like Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF 50 that is rich in hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to defend skin without drying it out. $32, dermalogica.com
Doesn’t Cause Reactions
Compatible with sensitive skin, Eau Thermale Avène High Protection Cream SPF 50 relies on antioxidants and minerals to protect skin, rather than a chemical formula, which can irritate fragile complexions. $26, aveneusa.com
Damage on the lips can show up in the form of one large brown spot, usually on the lower lip, or lines that run through the lips. You have to protect the skin on your lips because it’s ultrathin and doesn’t have any melanin so there’s no natural protection.
Shields Delicate Lips
Supersmooth and seriously hydrating, Sun Bum SPF 30 Pink Guava Lip Balm protects lips from the harsh effects of the sun. $4, trustthebum.com
When hands become overexposed to the sun, they become thin and spotted and look aged. To remove the discoloration, the hands have to be treated with in-office treatments that break up melanin, such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or Fraxel, which also stimulate collagen.
Moisturizes While It Protects
Ultramoisturizing and freshly scented, Clé de Peau Beauté Hand Cream SPF18 shields the top of your hands, so they’re less likely to be damaged by the sun. $75, nordstrom.com
Sun damage on the chest appears as spots, a mottled appearance and wrinkles. Because the area is so large, a fractional laser treatment, IPL or chemical peel is more effective at restoring the skin.
Rejuvenates And Refreshes
A moisturizer, antioxidant serum and sun-damage reverser in one, Replere Protect & Rejuvenate Day Lotion helps erase the look of lines and discoloration on the chest. $90, replere.com
Skin under the eyes (and around them) is the thinnest skin on the face. The more damage that’s incurred in this area, the more the eyes look aged, weathered and old. Protecting skin with SPF and big sunglasses on a daily basis are your best bets.
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Applying the tinted SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense under the eyes and on the lids helps block UVA and UVB radiation to protect skin and limit the effects of aging. $30, skinceuticals.com
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