Tips for the Proper Sunscreen Use

Tips for the Proper Sunscreen Use

 

 

  1. Asufficient amount— it is recommended to apply a generous amount, about one teaspoon of sunscreen for the entire area of the face, ears and neck.
  2. Not only in the summer — in the summer, the awareness to the application of sunscreens is relatively high. However, most people tend to skip the use of these products during the rest of the year, and especially on cloudy days. Yet, we are also exposed to UVA radiation in the winter.
  3. A quality product — it is important to ensure that the chosen product provides protection both from the UVA radiation and the UVB radiation, and in addition, that the product has a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. In cases of prolonged exposure to the sun, a product which has a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 must be used.
  4. Early use — it is necessary to first apply the sunscreen thirty minutes prior to the sun exposure. Moreover, it is recommended to apply it twice, consecutively, in order to create a generous and uniform layer of sunscreen to cover all of the body parts exposed to the sun.
  5. All day protection — during prolonged exposure to the sun, it is recommended to renew the sunscreen application every two hours. In the event of perspiration, going into the water and/or wiping the skin with a towel, it is recommended to renew the application.
  6. Safe driving — although the carwindows block most of the UVB radiation, they are unable to block the UVA radiation. Therefore, it is also recommended to use sunscreens while driving.
  7. A moisturizer with sunscreen is not enough! — it is important to apply sunscreen and not only settle for a moisturizer that contains sunscreens.
  8. And what about the ears and back of the neck? — it is important to make sure to apply sunscreen onto all of the areas exposed to the sun. Many users tend to neglect certain areas of the body, such as the ears and the back of the neck.