Stay Well Secret: Look For a Lighter Sunscreen With the Same Protection
Fact: Summer's heat and humidity can do a number on your skin. To give your complexion a break this season, try lightening up your skincare routine by switching to a gel or liquid sunscreen. Why? “These products soak in faster and are less likely to leave you looking and feeling greasy,” explains Jessica Wu, M.D., a Los Angeles dermatologist and author of the book, Feed Your Face. Acne prone? Go oil-free to avoid clogging your more sensitive pores. Dr. Wu recommends Kiehls Super Fluid UV Defense, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen Fluid or Clarins UV Plus Day Screen SPF 40. “These dry quickly so your makeup goes on smoothly and evenly,” she says. Have a darker complexion? You aren’t immune to sun damage, says Dr. Wu. Sunscreen is still crucial to avoid melasma, sun spots and skin cancer, so don’t skimp just because you don’t think you will burn!