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My Protector2 of 11
By Emili Vesilind
Say goodbye to sticky sunscreen. Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+, $32, absorbs quickly and is light enough to wear comfortably under makeup, but offers supersize protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
SUN STAT: According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, up to 90% of skin aging comes from sun exposure.
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Dr. T’s Supergoop SPF 30 Sunscreen Swipes, $34, are formulated with ray-deflecting zinc oxide and soothing green tea. These handy wipes (perfect for kids) reduce irritation and help combat free radical damage.
SUN STAT: Hitting the tanning bed will soon cost more. President Obama’s new health care bill includes a 10% tax on indoor tanning that goes into effect this July.
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Why settle for a sunscreen that merely blocks rays, when there are multi-tasking products like Darphin’s VITALPROTECTION lotion, $75, which boasts serious SPF and ingredients like edelweiss that help prevent fine lines and wrinkles?
SUN STAT: Adults over age 40 (especially men) have the highest annual exposure to UV, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
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Lips are as vulnerable to sunburn as the rest of your face, so make sure you’re protecting your pout with a lip color packing sunscreen like NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment with SPF 15, $25.
SUN STAT: Even on a cloudy day, up to 80% of the sun's ultraviolet rays can pass through the clouds, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
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Protecting your skin with a high SPF when working out just got a little easier. Mission Skincare’s All-Sport Premium Sunscreen SPF 50+, $10 — a sweat-proof, oil-free formula — comes in a continuous-spray.
SUN STAT: Last year, the World Health Organization added radiation from UV-emitting tanning machines to its list of the most dangerous forms of cancer-causing radiation.
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Applying sunscreen lotion to an already made-up face can be a messy affair. Enter Peter Thomas Roth Bronze Instant Mineral SPF 30 powder, $35, a protective bronzing mineral powder that guards against rays while giving your skin a matte, light-diffused glow.
SUN STAT: The AAD recommends applying 1 oz (about a shot glass full) of sunscreen to cover exposed body parts.
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Not crazy about the dewy look (and feel) most sunscreens leave behind? SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50, $30, a mattifying protective fluid engineered for oily and problematic skin, has you covered.
SUN STAT: According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, only about 23% of a person’s lifetime exposure to the sun occurs by the time they’re 18.
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Sky-high temperatures and too-cold air conditioning can test your skin’s defenses. But Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Daily Face Shield with Adaptogens SPF 40+, $45, acts like a thermometer for your skin by responding to the effects of extreme temps.
SUN STAT: Nearly 70% of indoor tanners are female, primarily 16 to 29 years old, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
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On-the-go gals will appreciate the portability of AHAVA Sun Protection Anti-Aging Moisturizing Spray, $21, a spray-on hydrator packing SPF 30 that helps neutralize free radicals. A perfect product to throw in your beach tote.
SUN STAT: According to the Melanoma Foundation, people with more than 50 moles are at an increased risk of developing melanoma.
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Exfoliate your skin while you’re protecting it this season with Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20, $43, which helps erase past damage and guard against future exposure.
SUN STAT: The SPF rating is calculated by comparing the amount of time needed to produce a sunburn on sunscreen-protected skin to the amount of time needed to cause a sunburn on unprotected skin.