(Mirror Daily, United States) – Most people are aware that uncontrolled sun exposure can boost the risk of skin cancer and premature aging, but very few people wear sunscreen daily.
In addition, many sun lovers are sabotaging their skin safety without even knowing it.
Experts recommend applying sunscreen when going outside or spending long hours in your car in the summertime. You should do it daily regardless of the weather forecast because harmful UV radiation can reach your skin even on cloudy, windy, or chilly days.
To make sure that you keep cancer at bay always wear sunscreen. However, not all SPF products are created equal. You can compromise your skin safety by just spending time at the pool and not wearing high enough SPF.
Other Common Mistakes
What’s more, there are things most people do that slash the protection of their sunscreen. For instance, many people do not apply enough sunscreen to their skin. If you are going to the beach for a tan, ensure that you are very generous when applying the product.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, you should use an ounce of sunscreen for the entire body and four times less of it for your face. Also, reapply the product every two hours if you are swimming, staying outdoors in direct sunlight, or sweating too much.
Experts explained that our skin absorbs the sunscreen in two hours or less. Therefore, we should reapply it frequently.
Another common mistake is to use sunscreen on top of makeup. Experts recommend applying sunscreen to a clean face for the most protection. Also, ensure that the jawline, hairline, neck, and sides of the cheeks are protected. Most users tend to use less product or no product at all on these areas because they start to apply sunscreen to the center of their face.
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