Any sneaky tips for application? Dr. Gerstner said, “Put sunscreen on a foundation brush to easily apply the formula on your face. Also, use sunscreen spray for the hairline and part line which tend to burn, especially on blondes.”
And how about all the the new mineral powder sunscreens? We asked Dr.Elizabeth Hale, a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center, about these amazing products, which we feel are brilliant on so many levels. “I like mineral based powder sunscreens and think of them as a nice extra layer of protection. I am not convinced that they offer enough stand-alone protection,” she said. “Personally, I use them daily as a last layer, over my sunscreen and any make up I might be wearing. It is a nice ‘finish’ and takes away any shiny look some sunscreens might impart to the skin.”
Now that you’re armed with information, go arm yourself with some products. Click through to see our five favorite sunscreens of the season.