Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is responsible for 80 percent of skin cancer deaths, is the most common cancer in U.S. women from ages 25-29 and has increased by 50 percent among women aged 15-39. And if we can appeal to your vanity for a moment, women who wear sunscreen daily have 24 percent fewer signs of skin aging than those who don’t.
Since daily use (even on cloudy days!) is the only way to success, finding a sunscreen you like is key, or else you’ll never wear it. “It’s a personal preference, so try them all to find one that works for you,” suggests Gervaise Gerstner, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Here, we do the dirty work for you and find a sunscreen for every excuse.