Spending some time outdoors and enjoying the summer sun can be a fun and refreshing experience. However, too much exposure to the sun can also be harmful to your skin because of the ultraviolet rays. You may end up with sunburns, eye damage, aging skin with wrinkles, skin spots, and, in severe cases, even skin cancer.
For this reason, sun safety is essential when you're spending time in the sun. This is where sunscreen comes in. Sunscreen can help protect your skin against the effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays. But using it correctly is the key, yet not many people know how to do this. Considering this, here are some tips on how to use sunscreen to your fullest advantage.
Apply Before You Head Out
Sunscreen usually takes a few minutes to soak in. And you need it to be fully absorbed by your skin for it to protect you. Therefore, if you're planning to go out, remember to apply the sunscreen before you step out to ensure you're protected right from the moment you expose yourself to the sun. And don't skimp on sunscreen either while you're at it. For the best results, you need to apply as much sunscreen as possible. And remember that this should be anywhere on your body that will be uncovered, such as the back of your neck, your ears and even your feet.
Reapply the Sunscreen
Your sunscreen will wear off after some time, which means you need to reapply it. If you plan to spend more than an hour or so outdoors, then reapply the sunscreen in equal intervals, which could be after every hour. However, if you are swimming, then you need to reapply it every time you get out of the water because the sunscreen will have worn off. Also, if it's too hot and you find yourself sweating a lot, reapply the sunscreen frequently too.
Use a Sunscreen With a Higher Sun-Protection Factor
The extent to which a sunscreen can protect you depends on its level of sun-protection factor (SPF). And generally, the higher the SPF level is, the better the sunscreen will be at protecting you from the harmful rays from the sun. Therefore, be keen to check the SPF level of the sunscreen when shopping for one.
Choose Your Time Carefully
Sunscreen will help prevent the sun's rays from damaging your skin. However, they may not block all the rays from the sun. And for this reason, it's usually best to minimise your exposure to the sun when the rays are strongest. This is the period just before midday and an hour or so after noon, when the sun is usually just overhead.
Reach out to a supplier of products like Cancer Council sunscreen for more information.Share
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