7 Sunscreens That Work!

Enjoy the sun without worrying about future skin damage.
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7 Sunscreens That Work!

Enjoy the sun without worrying about future skin damage.

-Rachel Grumman

Sienna Miller

Sure, you slather on sunblock before you step outside, and you might even toss on a hat like Sienna Miller did to protect yourself from damaging rays, but did you know that not all sun protection products are created equal? And hats, while cute, don’t help as much as you’d like them to. Many people think that sunscreens with a sky-high SPF mean you’ll get a huge boost in sun protection and you can lay out for a longer period of time, but that’s not true. According to Neal Schultz, MD, board-certified dermatologist and the author of It’s Not Just About Wrinkles: A Park Avenue Dermatologist’s Program for Beautiful Skin in Just Four Minutes a Day. “Sunscreens with a very high SPF give you very little additional protection,” he says. “It’s better to use a SPF of 30 and reapply it, than a 90 SPF once a day. The real impediment to sunscreen protection is not reapplying it – and not putting on enough.”

Aim to put on about an ounce of broad-spectrum sunscreen – about a shot glass-worth – 20 to 30 minutes before stepping outside if you’re using a chemical sunscreen, like those that contain Parasol 1789, it absorbs ultraviolet light. If you’re using a physical sunblock, like ones that contain zinc oxide – they reflect the sun’s rays like a coat of armor, then you can apply it right before you head out. You don’t need to reapply sunscreen if you’re working in an office all day. Do put on another coating of every three to four hours if you’re outdoors or right after a swim.

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Read on to find the 7 best sunscreens that can be used on your face and body.


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  1. nycblonde says:

    Thanks for this, I shudder to think about the skin damage I might have incurred all ready!

  2. Yay heels says:

    Some of these are pricey!

  3. shopaholic says:

    @yay heels, yeah, they may be, but think of the alternative!

  4. NYCdogmommy says:

    I’ve heard amazing things about La Roche- Posay, now I’ll try it- love the shake not stir…lol.

  5. booksorclothes says:

    I love the one that you can tuck in your purse- very clever!

  6. uptowngirl says:

    I am so so careful in the sun…I hope it pays off.

  7. hicynth says:

    I like the sound of the shishedo sun block–sand proof sounds fab!

  8. bestwicklesscandles says:

    I never go out without my sunscreen on. It is a must!

  9. FaVeCalGirl says:

    I’m always afraid that since I avoid the sun like the plague I’m not getting enough Vitamin D but then I think about how harmful the rays are and realize that my lathering on Sunscreen makes sense. I even had to make sure it was on the top 10 list of ones that provide great protection. I use Shishedo SPF 55+ and the only negative was that the level was misleading but it has a 3 rating out of 10 with 1 being the highest. I might switch up soon. :-)

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