Sunscreen is a very important and often misunderstood part of proper skin care. It brings up a lot of questions: when should you apply sunscreen in your skincare routine? What SPF do you need for your face? Is sunscreen lotion or spray better?
At Radiant Divine Medical Spa we’re here to clear up the mysteries with a quick guide to how to properly apply sunscreen. Knowing how to use sunscreen correctly can help you keep your skin happy and healthy.
How to correctly apply sunscreen:
These are the essential parts of making sure you’re getting the most out of your SPF and experiencing the full benefits.
Step one: choose your character
You need an SPF of at least 30 for daily wear and creams and lotions work the best! People who use spray sunscreens often end up using less because they don’t apply them long enough and you’re less likely to get it applied evenly.
If you’re going to be in the sun for long periods of time, opt for higher SPF values and be extra on top of reapplying!
Step two: know how much to use
For your phase the recommended amount of sunscreen lotion is about the size of a nickel. For your body, you need about the equivalent of a shot glass.
Using the right amount of sunscreen ensures your getting full coverage. It’s also crucial that sunscreen is the last step in your skincare order. This ensures that no other products are in the way and preventing the SPF from doing its job!
Step three: it’s a team effort!
SPF is great, but it’s not perfect! You should also avoid unnecessarily long sun exposure. Chill out in the shade for a bit, wear a cute sun hat and loose comfy clothes that cover your skin, and enjoy that sweet AC when you have the chance.
More questions about how to properly apply sunscreen or other skincare products? We got you covered.
At Radiant Divine Medical Spa, our aestheticians can provide you with personalized recommendations based on your unique skin type and ensure you’re protecting your skin properly.
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