Sun Care

Dark Skin
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Sun Care

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Oily Skin

Oily Skin
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What to Look For

"Light, water-based gels or liquids that won't clog yourpores," says San Francisco dermatologist Richard G. Glogau. "They should feel likerefreshing toners going on." These high-alcohol formulas evaporate quicklyand leave minimal residue.

Application Tip Sunscreen slides around easily on oily skin, so make sure to reapply every hour.

Clinique Body gel SPF 15 sunscreen, $17.50

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Dry or Mature Skin

Dry or Mature Skin
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What to Look For

Hydrating lotions containing antioxidants like grapeseed extract, green tea and L-ascorbic acid, which "can even out discoloration and boost SPF," says Washington, D.C., dermatologist Tina Alster.

Application Tip To help active ingredients penetrate skin, press-don't rub-it in.

DDF Moisturizing PhotoAge Protection SPF 30, $25

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Fair, Sensitive Skin

Fair, Sensitive Skin
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What to Look For

Zinc and titanium oxide blocks are less irritating thanchemical ones because they sit on top of the skin. These aren?t the brightwhite creams of the past. ?Today the minerals are micronized and nearlytransparent,? says N.Y.C. dermatologist Diane Berson, who uses Solbar sunblock on post-lasered patients.

Application Tip Use alone to avoid a reaction with other creams.

Solbar Zinc Sun Protection cream SPF 38, $12

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Dark Skin

Dark Skin
Kevin Cremens

What to Look For

Clear sprays and gels made with the chemical sun filtersoxybenzone and avobenzone. Physical blocks, which consist of highlyreflective, chalky minerals like zinc and titanium oxide, can leave a gray,ashy cast on dark complexions.

Application Tip To make sure you don?t miss a spot, apply clear formulas with small, circular motions all over.

Bull Frog Surfer Formula Gel sunblock SPF 36, $10.50

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