5 Tips to Wear Sunscreen the Right Way
The sun’s heat might be good for the skin during winters and the rains but it can burn your skin and cause damage during the summer time, when the temperature is high. Not only that, the Ultra Violet rays of the sun can cause a great amount of damage, speed up the aging process, burn your skin, or cause skin cancer, regardless of the whether outside. So, applying a good quality sunscreen to your skin is advisable. Here are some tips to wear sunscreen the right way.
1. How do you know it is the right sunscreen for you?
Whichever sunscreen you use, you must remember to try a little portion of it on your wrist, half an hour before going out in the sun. If it does not cause any irritation, itching, or dryness, then it is the right one for you. But if you get some kind of reaction from it, then you must change it. It is best to consult a dermatologist or a makeup specialist before you chose your sunscreen.
2. How much sunscreen one should apply?
The first and the foremost is the quantity that should be taken into consideration that will protect your skin from getting burnt. Always apply liberally. When you have enough sunscreen on your skin, your skin will remain undamaged and untanned for a longer period of time. If you are also using an insect repellent, then first apply the repellent, wait for about 15 minutes, and then apply the sunscreen as sometimes, some sunscreens do not work with other gels or creams.
3. How early to apply the sunscreen before going out?
Any sunscreen will take about 20 – 30 minutes to get into your skin to protect it well. So plan early. You must apply it over the parts that are going to be exposed to the sun rays before 30 minutes of leaving the house. Avoid applying anything after that. You can wear your makeup only after the sunscreen has seeped into your skin well.