4. Wear sunscreen.
This is a no-brainer! But so many people forgo wearing sunscreen when in the sun. Wearing sunscreen is a must every day, even if you aren’t at the beach. The key to protecting your skin in the sun is to re-apply your sunscreen generously at least every two hours. A little dab won’t do; you need to slather it on. For my body, I prefer a sunscreen spray. It’s easy to just press a button and spray it on the skin without getting hands all greasy. However, hold it about 3″ away from the skin so that the skin is coated well. If you have sensitive skin, trying using an all-mineral, chemical-free sun block like the new Renée Rouleau Age Defense Moisturizer SPF 30 (2 oz $36.50, reneerouleau.com) on your face.
5. Add UV-protecting mineral powder to your routine.
Most mineral powders have at least an SPF of 20, but when at the beach, look for one with a bit more protection. Applying cream and lotion-based sunscreens aren’t always as ideal for reapplying to the face (greasy fingers getting on your books, magazines and iPad). I always keep the ColoreScience Mineral Powder SPF 50 ($60.50, reneerouleau.com) in my beach bag. It comes in a self-dispensing brush so it can be easily dusted onto my skin. It’s also water-resistant so it stays on well when swimming.
Tell us: what do you to protect your skin?
Renée Rouleau is a skin care expert & celebrity esthetician who believes there’s more to skin than the one-size-fits-all approach. Her exclusive skin care line is based on nine unique skin types, rather than the standard–dry, normal and oily. Her skin care products, Dallas skin care spas and her LA and NY pop-up spas attract a celebrity clientele which includes Demi Lovato, Jessica Simpson, Kara DioGaurdi and Lisa Rinna. Visit her site for more information.