The Best Beauty Results From A Properly Applied Sunscreen
Whether it’s a heating degree of summer or frosting weather outside, applying sunscreen on your face before heading out for the day is essential. You can also apply it to other parts of the skin that are exposed. Have you read the recommended usage directions at the back of the skin product’s box? If not, well, make it your habit to reapply sunscreen every two hours.
Here are the important things every skincare fanatic should know about their sunscreen product and how to get the best of it:
1.Wear sunscreen daily, whether your mostly indoors or outdoors.
We usually don’t feel the need to apply sunscreen when we are indoors. That’s generally a given to most women. However, according to dermatologists, sunscreens are to be applied daily regardless of where you are headed. It’s good to note that your investment in a quality facial sunscreen product is not something you only use when you go outdoors but is instead a regular product meant to be applied religiously. By doing so, you become ready to go outdoors without getting in your way for the need to put some. Regular application of sunscreen makes you always protected and prepared for the sun anytime. Being indoors doesn’t exactly mean that you are free from UV exposure automatically. Some of these harmful rays can get through glass doors too.
2.Sunscreen should be applied on the face and other areas of concern.
For sunscreen application, it doesn’t always mean applying it only on the face. As face application is a daily must, so are other body areas directly exposed to the sun. The body parts, such as your shoulders, especially when you always wear sleeveless tops, your ears, neck, or hands, are exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Hence, they are areas needing sunscreen too.
3.Use sunscreen of SPF 30 for quality protection.
Well-known dermatologists, such as David Colbert of New York City and Joshua Zeichner of Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, can attest to the use of sunscreen with SPF of 30. Both are confident of the sufficient sun protection of this product and claim that any higher SPF won’t yield a degree of much difference anymore. Take note that using the ones with lower SPF doesn’t mean we need to reapply them as much as we want to so we can get the same effect of SPF 30. By using the recommended SPF 30, we are ensured of the highest quality of protection.
4.Sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours.
Did you know that sunscreen is to be applied every 2 hours? Or for sweaty or pool days, it should be applied more frequently. To start your day:
- Apply the product before you head outside your house.
- Make sure you have all areas covered.
- Reapply every couple of hours or as much as possible when your activity is strenuous and involves sweating or bathing in water.
5.As much as possible, use mineral sunscreen.
If you can, make necessary investments in good quality sunscreens such as those based on minerals. In case you don’t know yet, most sunscreen products available are made from coral reefs that endanger natural resources. However, if you go to your dermatologists, you will find that they prefer the ones based on minerals such as zinc and titanium. These ingredients are nature-based and are effective in deflecting the sun rays. Even better, mineral formulas favor those that have sensitive skin, so it doesn’t cause any irritation of some kind. Mineral-based sunscreen is also good for all skin types.