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With three marathons this weekend, be sure to stay safe in the sun with our pick of sunscreens.

SUNDAY will see the start of the marathon season in the city. With three being organised on the same day, you can take your pick. Marina Beach will flag off the Metro Marathon at 5 am, a charity run for girls education (from Rs 450, details: 9551507330) and  #TheBestMilesofMadras by Chennai Runners Marina Minnals (details: tinyurl.com/minals-LSoM-regn) at 5 am. Meanwhile, over at the YMCA grounds, you can lace up for the Mirchi Holi Run at 6 am (Rs 500, details: mirchiholirun.com). While the competition may not daunt you, we can’t say the same about the sun. Stay protected with these sunscreens.

Flower power
L’Occitane has two options, the Immortelle Precious Cream and the Divine Cream, both with SPF 20. Besides protecting against UV rays, the former also focusses on restoring skin firmness — thanks to the immortelle flower extract. The latter protects against pollution, too, while packing anti-aging properties. From Rs 4,590 (available in stores from April). Details: in.loccitane.com

Keep it cool
The sun, while causing skin damage, can also dehydrate the skin. Lancome’s latest, UVEX Aqua Gel (with SPF 50), comes to the rescue with its Coolact 10 technology that produces a menthol-like effect and brings down the skin’s temperature. It also restricts the formation of sebum, which causes greasy skin. From Rs 2,900. Available at leading cosmetics stores, including Health & Glow. Details: 32459023

C for care
Choose between the goodness of carrot and cucumber, with Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic’ new sunscreens. While the carrot (SPF 15) contains carrot seed, sea buckthorn and rice bran oils, the cucumber (SPF 30) comprises wheat germ, coconut and soybean oils. A Sunlite Spray (SPF 30), enriched with hempseed and rosemary oils is also available. From Rs 145. Available at leading cosmetic store, including Health & Glow. Details: 32459023

All you need
In convenient tubes with pumps, French group Pierre Fabre’s brand Avene has launched its ‘Very High Protection’ range of face creams, sunscreens and sun sticks for the lips. The range boasts Dry Touch Experience technology, which gives a matte effect on the skin. With SPF 50, its triple protection—with mineral and organic filters—will shield the skin from UV rays. From Rs 600. Details: nykaa.com

—Seema Rajpal


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