This may seem like the most obvious form of sun protection, but it can still be quite complex. The key is to find the right combination for your skin and your lifestyle. Also, remember that you should apply sunscreen even when skies are overcast. The sun can still do damage through a layer of clouds, so make a habit of putting on sunscreen before you head outside—and reapply often!
What to consider:
- A sunscreen made for the face may be a good option for those with sensitive skin.
- Broad spectrum sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
- Water-resistant formulas are a good bet, especially for pool/beach days.
- Apply early and often. (We can’t stress this enough!).