Sunscreen is kind of like toothpaste. Apply it wrong, you suffer the rest of your life. Only instead of gum diseases and cavities, you’re leaving yourself open to premature aging (wrinkles, sagging, and melanin deposits) or worse, skin cancer.
However, about 100 percent of dermatologists say that most people don’t even bother to reach for the directions right on the bottle to re-apply sun cream regularly. (Well, can’t deny font 5 words are hard to read.)
The when, where, and how you apply sunscreen is important, but often confusing. That’s what brings me here, to answer all these questions and stuff you need to know about sun cream!
Why Is Sunscreen So Important?
Nothing is as crucial for keeping skin younger-looking, protected, and resilient as daily use of a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. Sun cream decreases the risk of skin cancer and early aging caused by the sun.
What is SPF?
Some of us may have heard that SPF refers to how long you can stay in the sun without getting burned. But a better way of understanding SPF is by the percentage of UVB rays it blocks:
* SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays
* SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays
* SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays
* SPF 100 blocks 99% of UVB rays
You can rack up skin damage even without a sunburn.
Even if you’re not really a lays-out-until-crispy person, even if it doesn’t cause a burn, even you’re in the shade of a tree, your skin still needs sunscreen!
Tips: Make sure your sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays (it should say “broad spectrum” on the label.) While UVB is responsible of causing sunburn, UVA is more involved in signs of aging. Both play a role in skin cancer!
Sunscreen is always the FINAL step in your daytime skincare routine.
This is exactly how they earn their SPF rating: Nothing goes over them. Any skin care product applying over sunscreen dilutes and reduces its effectiveness.
Reminder: Let your sunscreen set for 15-30 minutes before going outside. And DON’T get dressed immediately after applying, or much of it will be rubbed off on your clothing.
When to reapply?
Reapply every 2 hours. And if you’re going into the water, reapply as soon as you towel off. Water kicks up a ton of UV rays, which explains why you fried your butt on a paddle board that one time.
Spray + Rub!!!
Sure that they’re great for hitting that spot you can’t reach but…wait for it…
You Still Need To Rub Them In!
Sunscreen works best when it has as uniform a layer as possible. Don’t just spray all over yourself and call it a day.
Which sun cream to choose?
MuchMore’s Get It Plus Suncream offers high level of sun protection, with a light-weight silky texture, especially formulated to feel like an everyday moisturizer without leaving perceivable residue on your skin.
Follow the above instructions and get your summer ready with MuchMore’s Get It Plus Suncream!
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You’re using your sun cream wrong! – Tiffson Co.