The best sunscreen to use is the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL tinted crme. However, this depends on where you want to apply the sunscreen, since there is the Dermagenics Sun Savvy Solar Shield, which is for facial only. Visit this link for more information about the sunscreens http://beauty.about.com/od/sunscree1/tp/sunscreenstop.htm.
Research UV index, UV index map, and find your current UV index on weather websites. As it has been suggested, your skin pigmentation has a tremendous effect on how much or little sun you should get. You should be concerned with getting enough UVB light. When your skin is exposed to UVB, your skin is then able to produce extremely vitamin D (research it's importance).
Bottom line, don't wear sunscreen. It is my opinion that at the very best, sunscreen is an extreme toxic combination of substances that your body will absorb transdermally (through your skin), I promise you this happens, especially when you are warm and your pores are as open as they can be! In addition, it literally blocks very important UVB light. Need sunscreen? Find cloth that lets the air through but blocks light and wear it after you've had your fill of sunshine. If you look deeply into these ideas I am sure you'll find there is a tremendous amount of truth in these words.
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There's more to the answer to this question than you think.
1) See www.EWG.com to find unbiased, research-based information about sunscreen -- and naked details about 1800+ individual sunscreens on the market in the US. You'll be doing yourself an immense favor that might benefit you for more years to come than you realize. (I am not connected with EWG.) 2) My doctor tells (me) to use SPF 25 or less, as higher SPFs may CAUSE skin cancer. See EWG's comments about this recent issue, on their website. 3) There are two (2) categories of sunscreens - metallic and non-metallic. I understand the effective ingredients in the "metallic" ones, titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, do their protective work ON THE SKIN SURFACE, and the man-made chemicals in "non-metallic" ones do their protective work INSIDE skin cells, that is, INSIDE your body. Those chemicals can muck with your hormones, including your reproductive ones. Guess which type I use!