Every summer of my childhood, I was thoroughly warned not to underestimate the power of the ocean, but honestly, I wish more stress was put on the strength of the sun. I love me some vitamin D, but the force of the sun's rays has the potential to show up on your face in the form of wrinkles and dark spots caused by an overproduction of melanin in the skin. Oh, and both of these things don't disappear when the season comes to a close—they stick around for good.
Dark spots particularly worry me, so I’m always aggressively applying UVA/UVB-blocking sunscreen and incorporating brightening, color-correcting, and skin tone-evening products to my routine. I haven’t seen too many permanent spots pop up, and I obviously want to keep it that way. That's why I rely on the list of six products below to keep my complexion healthy and in the clear.
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