It seems like a no brainier to the fairer bunch: broad spectrum sunscreen should be part of everyone's daily routine. However, during my yearly dermatologist appointment I learned that many women are prone to developing skin cancer on their legs. Guiltily, this is one place I skimp on (it's the one place I do tan)!
My doctor walked me through areas that women may miss for everyday coverage-- the "French" face which includes your neck and décolletage, your calves, ankles and back of your hands. For ladies/gents with shorter haircuts, don't miss your ears and back of your neck. It started me thinking about the larger fashion trends that are now SF staples year round--ankle length pants, boyfriend jeans, scoop necks and the hot plunging neckline.
So what brands should you be using for body coverage that won't leave you smelling like the beach in February? Below is a list of brands Megan and I use--as always consult your dermatologist about the brands that are the best for your unique skin.
1. Dermalogica Pure Light SPF50- this medium weight moisturizer is great for brightening and evening skin tone.
2. Rodan + Fields Reverse- Megan's personal favorite, she wears it everyday to to protect her skin while diminishing damage already done by the sun.
3. Aveeno Protect + Hydrate- created for the face and body, this powerhouse hydrates the skin while protecting from the sun.
4. EltaMD UV Clear SPF46- My favorite, this lightweight oil-free sunscreen is great for sensitive and acne-prone skin.