The 5 W’s of Sunscreen

July 18, 2018

The 5 W’s of Sunscreen

Who doesn’t love tanning at the beach, taking a walk outside, or absorbing some vitamin D? Being out in the sun is the best, but  there are some things to keep in mind, such as skin protection and sunscreen. We asked ourselves the 5 W’s we thought of about sunscreen and here are the results.
 
Who should use sunscreen?
Anyone over the age of six months should be using sunscreen.
 
What does sunscreen do?
Sunscreen helps protect your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Most sunscreen products contain chemicals that interact with the skin to protect it from UV rays and work by absorbing, reflecting, or scattering sunlight. It is recommended you use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
 
Where should I apply sunscreen?
Sunscreen should be applied to all parts of your body that will be exposed to the sun. On a daily basis you should apply sunscreen all over your face including your ears, neck, and hands. Don’t forget to protect your lips too with a lip balm that has SPF!
 
When should I apply sunscreen?
Whether you’re indoors or outdoors or even if it’s cloudy outside, sunscreen should be worn daily no matter your location. Sunscreen wears off so you will need to reapply if you stay out in the sun for more than two hours, after swimming, sweating, or toweling off. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure, this allows the ingredients to fully bind to the skin.
 
Why should I apply sunscreen?
Because your skin needs TLC! Using sunscreen prevents premature aging, lowers skin cancer risks, and prevents sunburns, facial brown spots or skin discolorations. The list goes on…

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