I am still surprised by the number of people who need to be convinced to use sunscreen in this day and age. We are more likely to die of melanoma (like Bob Marley), the deadliest form of skin cancer, because it is more likely to develop undetected.
Cancer worries notwithstanding, my vanity has made me a regular sunscreen user for the better part of twenty years now. I have my staples, but I am always happy to try something new. I usually avoid any sunscreen that contains titanium dioxide (aka "black girl's kryptonite) but I was pleasantly surprised with the selection from MD SolarSciences. I was introduced to the brand and its creator, Dr. Bob Friedman, at a luncheon a few weeks ago, and I immediately took a liking to the smooth, non-greasy formulas that had the added bonus of not making my chocolate brown skin ashy. The secret (especially with the tinted formula) is to apply with tiny dots and rub in carefully and slowly with your fingertip. I followed with Bobbi Brown's new Extra Repair Foundation SPF 25 and was able to go out in broad daylight without the dreaded "mask" look. I've also been dabbing a little bit of the Mineral Screen Tinted Gel (below) on my hand and arm as I drive since the sun is showing signs of sticking around. Finally.