Picking The Perfect Sunscreen

I recently had a wedding and the bride looked AMAZING! But it could have been a disaster... the day after her wedding she relaxed all day at the beach and did not notice (breezy & overcast day) that she burned herself to a crisp. Imagine going down the aisle in a white wedding dress when you are as red as a lobster. OH! what a nightmare it could have been! So my advise to brides heading to a destination wedding site in a tropical climate... wear lots and lots of sunscreen, reapply, reapply, reapply - whether the sun is out or not. 

Here are some sunscreens I use and LOVE.
  1. Protection of the go-Dermalogica Solar Defenes Wipes. $22, make applying sunscreen a cinch. Run a wipe over exposed areas, as you would a cleansing cloth, and - voila! - you're covered. And don't forget the tops of your feet!
  2. Go makeup free-Anyone who doesn't like to use foundation with sunscreen can try DDF Enhancing Sun Protection SPF $30. The formula contains tiny color spheres that adjust to any skin tone to even it out. No cover-up necessary.
  3. Fight fine line-You don't have to choose between a wrinkle-reducing lotion and a sunscreen. Roc Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer, $20, gives you a dose of line-curbing retinol along with SPF 30 to stave off future damage.
  4. Look sun-kissed (safely!)-Build up a fabulous faux tan-plus, stay protected from UV rays-with Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Glow Anti-Wrinkle Firming Moisture Cream SPF 15, $15. Its skin-tinting ingredient give just-enough color.
  5. FAVORITE:Bye-bye mess-No more sticky hands, Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray SPF 70, $11, has a nozzle that sprays nongreasy sunscreen at any angle-even upside down.
  6. Superpower sunscreen-Antioxidants have been shown to boost the effectiveness of sunscreen (they fight free radicals, also produced by the sun's radiation). Try Ocean Potion Natural Mineral Sunblock SPF 30, $10, which contains the potent antioxidant cranberry seed oil.
  7. So easy-Skip oily sunscreen altogether by reaching for powder-based Colorescience Sunforgettable Micronized Mineral Sun Protection SPF 30 Orb, $40. Sun-shielding zinc and titanium dioxide give instant protection and subtle sparkle.
Great sun protection advice
from your wedding planner,

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