Friday, May 1, 2009

Sunscreen is an Arizona staple: choose these!
The Best and Worst Sunscreens

See which products will prevent your skin from looking lobster-like all summer long

Whether we like it or not, sunscreen is a must for all of us. And according to Heidi Waldorf, M.D. of Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates in Nanuet, NY, we need "an SPF of at least a 15 daily." No one wants to spend all summer slathering on sunblock, but with these reader favorites maybe it wont seem like such a chore.

See sunscreens

No. 14: Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Gel, $45 average member rating: 6*

Why: Readers complain that it "is too orange" and "the brush bristles break off and shed..."

No. 3: Philosophy A Pigment Of Your Imagination SPF 18, $30 average member rating: 5.5*

Why: Readers didn't like the "thick and sticky" formula and hue, which "turns my skin yellowish and made me look like I was sick..."

The Best: No. 14: Dermalogica Super Sensitive Face Block SPF 30, $40.50 average member rating: 9.2*

Why: Readers like that it is SPF 30 and that it is "not greasy, doesn't clog pores or cause breakouts."

Want to see the rest of the list? Click here!

In Arizona, wearing sunscreen on your face is a given. Though I encourage you to cover your hands, chest, neck, ears and scalp even if you are going to be in prolonged exsposure.

And an anti-aging secret is to daily put sunscreen on your hands because even with tinted windows, when you put your hands on the wheel, you get sun! So to minimize crepey knuckles and age spots, mix some spf 30 into your regular hand creme and keep it with you or in the car.

Enjoy! And see you on May 4th at the Fresh Start for Women makeup class.

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