Daily drill “I wear SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+ [$45; skinmedica.com]; it’s light and hypo-allergenic, so I can put it all over, including near my eyes. It also doesn’t make dark skin look purple.”
Upping the ante “Before I run, I double up on protection: two coats of Neutrogena Wet Skin in SPF 50 [$12; drugstores] or Aveeno Hydrosport SPF 30 [$9; drugstores]. Many African Americans think they don’t need sunscreen or skin checks. But while it’s rarer for us to get melanoma, when we do, we’re likelier to die from it, be-cause we’re underdiagnosed.”
Supplemental strategy “The sun is the best source of vitamin D, so wearing sunscreen plus having dark skin, which offers some UV protection, puts us at higher risk for de-ficiencies. As a precaution, I take Strovite Forte, a prescription multivitamin.”
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