The constant reminders to use sunscreen daily may bore us, but even if we do apply sunscreen, how can we be sure we are doing it correctly?
Some people don’t use enough sunscreen, and many others don’t realize that they should not only put it on before they leave the house but also reapply it throughout the day.
Read on to find out more.
How To Reapply Sunscreen
If you don’t put anything else on your face, you can reapply the cream you used in the morning with your hands. If you wear makeup, however, things get a little more complicated.
Many powder or mist sunscreens on the market today are easy to reapply throughout the day. You can put them right on your face makeup without affecting your look.
If you prefer a liquid protector, dab the sunscreen on your face with a brush in small amounts to keep your foundation from melting. This will also have a very flattering “glowy” finish.
How To Apply Sunscreen Correctly
Now that we know how to reapply sunscreen, it would be great to know how to apply it correctly the first time.
Also, keep in mind that for the health of your skin, you should buy a sunscreen with a protection factor of 30 or more that is waterproof and broad-spectrum so that it protects you from both UVA and UVB rays.
Here are a few tips to help you improve your sunscreen application skills.
Use It Before Leaving The House.
Most of the sunscreens we use don’t work right away, so it’s essential to put it on at home, 15 to 20 minutes before leaving. For days when you need to get things done quickly, you can use a protective milk, which is more liquid and gets absorbed faster.
Where and how much should it be used?
When it comes to where to put the sunscreen, the answer is simple: on all the parts of the body that will be in the sun. Some parts that you may never remember are the ears, neck, feet, and hands. Use a special sunscreen for your face.
Be generous with the amount because more is always better when it comes to sun protection. If the layer is too thin, it won’t protect as much, and some places aren’t covered.
You should reapply the protection every two hours if you are always in the sun. Even if it’s waterproof when you come out of the water. Mists are a great way to reapply because they are quick and easy to use.
Distribute it well
When putting on sunscreen, another common mistake is not spreading it out evenly. You can get burned in places where you haven’t put cream on, and stains can show up in places where you thought you had covered yourself (but it was not well spread ).