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Ready For Summer: Sunscreen Application Tips

Ready For Summer: Sunscreen Application Tips || how much sunscreen do I need, best SPF for daily use, how often should I reapply sunscreen

As summer approaches, it's time to prepare for outdoor adventures and ensure your skin is protected from the sun's harmful rays. Proper sunscreen application is crucial for skin health, and we're here to guide you through the best practices and answer your pressing sunscreen questions.

How Much Sunscreen Do I Really Need?

There is a sunscreen coverage rule floating around out there that states a teaspoon for the face and a shot glass for the body, but our bodies are all so very different. Those amounts might very well be too much for you 鈥 or they might be too little. It鈥檚 a good starting point, though.

Basically, you want to shoot for very thorough coverage. It鈥檒l look like too much at first, but once the product dries, you鈥檒l be good to go for the next couple of hours. Under-applying sunscreen can be dangerous (and painful) later.

Note: Don鈥檛 forget 鈥渙ften-missed鈥 spots like the tips of your ears, eyelids, scalp, hairline, lips, sides of your neck, and the backs of your hands. You don鈥檛 necessarily have to use sunscreen in these spots, either. Consider wearing sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, or using lip balm with SPF.

Choosing The Right聽SPF For Daily Use

For daily activities, an SPF between 25 and 30 is usually sufficient. However, if you anticipate prolonged direct sunlight exposure, opt for a higher SPF and frequent reapplications to maintain protection.

Learn More: What Does SPF Even Mean? Picking the Right Sun Protection

The Best Time To Apply Sunscreen

Apply your sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before heading outdoors to allow it to fully absorb and form a protective layer on your skin. This applies to all seasons, not just summer, as UV radiation is present year-round.

Reapplying Sunscreen: When and How Often?

Sunscreen ingredients degrade over time, especially in direct sunlight. Reapply every two hours, or more frequently if you're swimming or sweating. Always reapply after drying off with a towel to ensure continuous protection.

Learn More: Do I Really Need to Reapply Sunscreen?

Smooth Application Tips For Mineral Sunscreen

Mineral sunscreens are great for the environment but can be tricky to apply without pilling. For a smooth application:

  • Ensure any previous facial products have fully absorbed.
  • Apply sunscreen using gentle patting motions to avoid disturbing the underlying layers.

Learn More: Why Is My Sunscreen Pilling? How to Prevent It

Stay Protected: Mastering Sunscreen Application For Optimal Skin Health

Embrace these tips to enhance your sun protection this summer. Your skin's health is paramount, and effective sunscreen use is a key part of enjoying the sunny months safely. Don't forget to stock up on our Mineral Facial Sunscreen to keep your skin protected and nourished all season long!

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