Safe Sun

Safe Sun

Safe Sun

Staying safe in the sun is a year-round affair, but the summer is when we’re especially considerate of the products we’re using to keep our skin and hair protected. That’s why we decided to dive head-first into all things sun care, from investigating the differences between a physical and chemical formula, to the wonderful world of K-beauty sunscreens, and all of the most stylish rash guards and sun shirts to keep your whole body safe from harmful UV rays. We’ve assembled a large team of experts to guide our sun exploration, led by dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie and aesthetician Sofie Pavitt. Learn more about the products they love and their favorite tips for keeping you sun-safe all summer long—and beyond.

12 Stylish Sun Shirts and Rash Guards to Help Prevent Sun Damage

Your clothes can provide UVA/UVB protection, too.

Our Favorite Dermatologist-Approved Sunscreens for Sensitive Skin

We got your back, front, and everywhere else that needs protection from UV rays.

Yes, Your Scalp and Hair Are Getting Seriously Sun Damaged

We asked the experts how to best protect them—without feeling greasy.

Korean Sun Care Is About So Much More Than Just SPF

How K beauty tackles safe sun (hint: your skin will look better than ever).

Seriously, You Need to Use Lip SPF Every *Single* Day

Dermatologist-approved options, right this way.

5 Black Editors Share Their Favorite Sunscreen and Sun-Care Tips

Time to bust the myth that we don’t need extra sun protection.

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Also, remember that 77 percent of the sun’s rays penetrate through the clouds.

Dr. Jeanine Downie, Board-Certified Dermatologist at Image Dermatology

Is SPF 100 Really *That* Much Better for Your Skin?

Decipher that sunscreen label like a pro.

A No-B.S. Guide to Sunscreen Safety

The ins, outs, and WTFs of physical versus chemical sunscreen ingredients.

How to Reapply Sunscreen When You’re Wearing Makeup

It’s easier than you think, and it won’t wreck your beat.

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I get heart palpitations when clients tell me their foundation has SPF.

Sofie Pavitt, Aesthetician and Founder of Sofie Pavitt Skincare Studio

Can Wearing SPF Actually *Reverse* Skin Damage?

New research says yes. (Cue us doing a full-body dunk in Supergoop.)

The 8 Best Sunscreens for Women of Color

Summer’s coming, and it’s time to stock up on all-natural sunblocks that won’t leave you looking like Flashback Mary.

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