A Safe Place in the Sun

Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice your fun outside to protect your skin. Here, answers to your sun care questions, and the most foolproof ways to safeguard yourself.

A Safe Place in the Sun
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Before I hit the sunscreen aisle, are there any great natural options?
Gone are the days when physical sunscreens were hard to spread and left a white, chalky residue. New technology has made sunscreen particles smaller (but not small enough to penetrate skin), so they’re barely detectable, and work just as well. Here’s what’s new!

Lightweight, all-natural and vegan 100% Pure Green Tea SPF 30 Oil-Free Hydration won’t clog pores. ($26,

EltaMD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 has a sheer tint to even skin tone, and is vegan, paraben- and fragrancefree. ($29,

Perfect for swimmers, water-resistant Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Sport Mineral SPF 45 doesn’t contain parabens or phthalates. ($12, Whole Foods stores)

The vegan and lightweight formula of derma e Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Body Lotion absorbs quickly and moisturizes skin. ($20,