Sunscreen Application Tips

Tips on how to apply your sunscreen to ensure full coverage!

1. Apply daily, even on cloudy/rainy days, up to 80% of the sun’s harmful rays can penetrate your skin

2. Use enough sunscreen to generously coat all skin that will not be covered by clothing. Most people only apply 25-50% of the recommended amount of sunscreens. Sunscreen in makeup products is helpful, but is usually not enough to fully protect your skin.

3. Follow the guideline of “one ounce, enough to fill a shot glass” which dermatologist consider the amount needed to cover the exposed areas of the body. Adjust the amount applied depending on your body size or outfit.

4. Apply to dry skin 15 minutes BEFORE going outdoors.

5. Skin cancers also can form on the lips. Be sure to apply a lip balm that contains SPF 30.

6. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, and after swimming or sweating.

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