Dunlop: My regimen is intense, so bear with me.
Every morning I use Marie Veronique Organics MVO Everyday Coverage SPF 30 on my face. For the delicate under eye area, I use Clinique SPF 20 eye cream daily. I applyPratima Neem Vetiver Body Sunscreen SPF 30 to my neck, chest, shoulders, arms, and hands. All of the above products are made with zinc oxide, which is the most effective sunscreen ingredient.
Each day I also use Ocean Potion Lip SPF 45, which is the only lip sunscreen I’ve ever found that doesn’t get into my mouth and taste nasty. You can layer it under lipstick or gloss.
At the beach, it’s a different story. I use the thickest, zinc-rich sunscreen I can find on my face, neck, and hands. I wear a UV shirt so I can skip my chest and shoulders if I don’t feel like looking like a mime from the spackle-like texture of the sunscreen. On my legs, since it’s a bigger area to cover, I use MD Solar Sciences Quick Dry Body Spray SPF 40. It’s the best spray I’ve found. It’s non-greasy, and it comes out in a nice mist. I also use this on my legs for summer days when I’m walking around the city.
This routine isn’t for everyone. For a simpler alternative, try Neutrogena Dry Touch andUltra Sheer Body Mist for the beach and everyday use and Aveeno Positively Ageless SPF 30 moisturizer for everyday face and neck application.
Compliance is important, so whatever you’ll use consistently every day is the best sunscreen for you. With non-zinc sunscreen, though, you do have to reapply every 2-3 hours because it breaks down. It’s easy to reapply on your body, but if you don’t want to mess up your makeup, I recommend stashing a brush-on mineral sunscreen in your purse or office desk.