don’t leave home without slathering yourself in sunscreen
good enough – Make sure your face is covered, then assess your daytime plan.
If you’re just driving to work or taking a short walk (20 minutes or less) outside where there’s some shade, it’s fine to skip the sunscreen except on your face, says Eric Schweiger, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. The skin on your face is more sensitive and exposed to more direct sunlight than other body parts. It’s also worth nothing that some rays can penetrate windows and your car’s windshield, but again, those are most apt to reach only your face.
When you’re heading outdoors for the day, however, all-over sunscreen is a must, says Dr. Schweiger. He recommends sunscreens with Helioplex since they last longer (you can reapply about every 4 hours instead of every 2 hours).