You might think wearing sunscreen is as easy as slathering it on your body. However, there a few tips we want to share to ensure that you’re getting the most protection from your sunscreen.
Tip #1 : The Forgotten Areas
The face, arms and legs get the most love when it comes to putting on sunscreen. However, there are smaller parts of the body that many people forget to put sunscreen on. Places like the tops of your feet, back of your neck, scalp, ears and lips also need sunscreen. The general rule is: Any skin that is exposed to the sun needs sunscreen.
Tip #2: The Shotglass Rule
On days where you’re going to the beach and exposing a lot of skin, 1.5 oz of sunscreen is enough to sufficiently cover your face and body. No need to guess how much 1.5 oz is, just use a shot glass! It may seem like a lot once you start to fill the glass, but you don’t want to skimp on sunscreen. Inadequate coverage can lead to sunburn and skin irritation.
Tip #3: Reapply as needed
Have you ever put sunscreen on at the beach and come home with a sun burn 8 hrs later? That’s because you forgot to reapply. Be sure to read the instructions on the back of your sunscreen bottle. It should tell you how often you need to reapply your sunscreen. As you long as you follow those directions, you’ll be maximizing your SPF protection and minimizing the chances of coming home with sun burnt skin.