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Fitness

Ditch the Sunblock Excuses

Stay pretty and protected all summer long with these new head-to-toe defenders and dermatologists' secrets for preventing sun damage, burning, and skin cancer. Now go out and play!
woman wearing a sun hat Skip-It Excuse: "Sunblock Is Too Greasy to Wear Under Makeup"

Sunny Solution

It's risky to rely solely on the SPF in your base: Derms say that to get the full SPF value listed on the packaging, it would require seven times the amount of foundation and 14 times the powder you normally wear. "Women don't put enough on, and the makeup's pigments may dilute the sunscreen," says Joshua Fox, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. Pair makeup with a broad-spectrum sunscreen that's tailored to your complexion concern. Have dry skin? Olay Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 50 ($30, drugstores) contains moisturizing peptides. Want to prevent lines? Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream SPF 35 ($30, sephora.com) is packed with antioxidants. Looking to fade spots? StriVectin SH Age Protect SPF 30 ($49, Macy's stores) is infused with niacin to repair damage.

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