November 7, 2018
You are probably asking yourself, is there really a wrong way you to apply sunscreen? Actually, there is. Most people just grab their bottle, rub a little on their face and arms, and call it a day. The truth is, when sunscreen is not applied properly, you aren’t fully realizing its benefits, leaving your skin exposed to the harmful rays of the sun that cause damage and skins cancer. In order to fully protect your skin, you need to apply sunscreen the proper way, and more than once. To get the most out of your sunscreen, follow this simple guideline:
Lips can get burned too, so consider using a SPF lip balm to protect them and keep them safe. If you are sensitive to the sun or burn easily, consider wearing sunglasses, a hat or even a coverup when the sun is really hot.
Another aspect of applying sunscreen well is applying it often enough. If you only apply it once, you will only be protected for a couple of hours. Below are some general rules to keep your skin safe all day long:
If you aren’t sure how much SPF you need, check our blog How Much SPF do you Really Need? Following these simple rules will ensure you are getting the best protection from your sunscreen, keeping you and your family safe in the sun!