As we discussed in our post on face sunscreen, sunscreen is not negotiable, especially here in the Middle East. Some rules of thumb to get you started:
Unless your body moisturizer has broad-spectrum protection of at least SPF 15 you’ll have to wear a separate sunscreen on top. Apply it often (every couple of hours), and reapply after sweating or swimming.
A shot glass – size amount (one ounce) should cover your whole body; a tablespoon will protect your face and neck.
Think of sunscreen as the most important tool in your summer skin arsenal. Here are three picks to win you over:
Jan Marini Antioxidant Body Block SPF 30 – The Antioxidant Body Block is a broad-spectrum sunscreen incorporating the most advanced sun blocking substances with a waterproofing agent that ensures continuous coverage. This oil-free, matte finish formula conditions body skin and increases the skin’s moisture content with exceptional hydrating benefits.
Dr Dennis Gross Powerful Sun Protection SPF45 – Dedicated specially for the outdoor beauties and is the only sunscreen that contains an Iron-encapsulating Chelator. This Chelator removes Iron residue left on the skin by tap water and perspiration, which helps in skin cancer prevention and promotes healthy skin. This multi-functional product protects, prevents aging, moisturizes and promotes collagen growth. The water resistant, oil-free formula quickly absorbs into the skin and dries clean and clear.
Murad Waterproof Sun Block SPF30 – A waterproof sunblock from Dr. Murad that offers thorough and serious protection against the sun. It’s not gooey or sloppy, but actually applies very nicely and quite smooth. It also has a fresh, herbal/citrus-y fragrance, thanks to the essential oils included like grapefruit, rosewood, geranium, lavender and thyme. It’s the perfect treat to apply before sitting by the beach to relax.
– Diary of Beauty Banker