Sunscreen Skin Saving Tips
Posted On: - 2012-08-08 17:19:15
Picking the right sunscreen is important to protect skin from cancer and premature aging, but what is even more important is how to apply it. Without understanding how, even the best sunscreen can be ineffective.
For beachgoers, new skin safety research constantly changes so it is important to keep up with the latest reports to stay healthy.
There is a flurry of skin safety tips when applying sunscreen. The most valuable is sunscreen should be applied 15 to 30 minutes before going outside. And do not be frugal with it. Reports have shown that not enough product is being used to cover and protect the body.
Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours. Do not let the long lasting wording on the label make one think otherwise. And if it is not waterproof, do reapply more often after returning back from the water.
When applying sunscreen, it is important to take note that susceptible areas of burn may be overlooked, such as:
Back of legs
Scalp (if there is a receding hairline or one wears a buzz cut)
Top of hands
Another area needing extra attention is the lips. If outdoors, do wear lip balm which offers a Sun Protection Factor. Like other parts of the body, lips too, can be at risk to lip cancer. In fact, sun exposure is rated as the number one reason.
And before heading out for some outdoor playtime, do check the product expiration date. If it is expired, it may not provide ultimate skin protection.
Despite how powerful a product may be its still always wise to find shade to give skin a break, wear a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses for extra anti aging care.