The past week has been hot! No, let's try that again.. super hot! We love it but remember you have to stay safe and protect your skin every day, especially when it is hot.
Let's discuss the dos and don'ts of sunscreen.
We recommend using sunscreen every day, not only when it's hot and sunny. Everyday use of sunscreen is essential to protecting the skin. Sunscreen not only protects your skin, it helps to keep it looking healthy and young, But most importantly, sunscreen can help reduce the risk of getting cancer. We suggest you pick a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or above for daily use. If you are spending a lot of time outside, especially in the summertime, you should go higher and select sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or above.
When applying sunscreen, it's easy to remember the prominent parts of the body.. arms, legs, face, and shoulders, and forget the less obvious like your feet, ears, back, neck and lips. To avoid forgetting, we recommend starting with the parts you would usually overlook.
Spray vs. Lotion
A lot of sunscreens now come as sprays. It has its benefits, but sprays can be harmful to breathe in. this is why we prefer lotion sunscreens.
To reapply or not?
If you're out and about during a hot day, or you are going to the beach or swimming, then reapplying your screen during the day is vital. As such, we think you should always have an extra sunscreen bottle with you when you are out and about.
When it comes to skin protection, yes, sunscreen is crucial, but it's not the only way to protect your skin. Add accessories for increased and added protection. Do this with items like sunglasses, broad hats, protective clothes, and umbrellas.
Before or After Beauty Products
One question always on the mind is should you use your sunscreen before your beauty product or after. Honestly, it doesn't matter which one comes first. As long as you are using sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or above, then you will stay protected.