Choose and apply correctly sunscreen It is key to protecting our skin from the sun’s rays and preventing problems such as burns, premature aging and skin cancer. Here are some tips for choosing and applying the sunscreen appropriate:
Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen: This means that the sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays.
Choose a suitable SPF: The SPF (sun protection factor) indicates the amount of protection provided by the sunscreen against UVB rays. An SPF of at least 30 is recommended.
Consider your skin type: If you have oily skin, look for a sunscreen in gel or lotion. If you have dry skin, look for a moisturizer with sunscreen.
Check the expiration date: Sunscreens lose their effectiveness over time. Check the expiration date and do not use a sunscreen which has expired
Apply sunscreen properly: Apply generously 15 minutes before going out into the sun. Reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating.
Don’t forget about areas like your ears, tops of your feet, and scalp if you have thin hair.
Use additional protection: Wear hats, long-sleeved clothing, and sunglasses for extra protection from the sun’s rays.
Remember that protecting your skin from the sun is important for your long-term health. Be sure to follow these tips to choose and apply sunscreen correctly.
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