New Sunscreens

They help block both types of harmful rays. But don't rely only on potions for your protection

As a fair-haired descendant of freckled Irishmen, I once got scorched in just 10 minutes on the Texas coast. So, I take the risk of skin cancer pretty seriously. I jog in the morning, when the sun's rays are least intense, wear a hat when I'm out all day and try to keep my arms and legs covered. But if you're like me, you may discover that the hardest part of staying out of the red this summer is picking the right sunscreen. At my local drugstore last week, I counted no fewer than 66 formulas with nearly as many competing...

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