In summer, what exact amount of sunscreen should I use to obtain optimal protection? Whether it’s a tried-and-true skincare regimen, how often you wash your hair, or which cosmetics you’re interested in, beauty is personal. but protection against the sun goes beyond the simple aesthetic dimension, it is a protection of primary importance to avoid serious lesions and serious consequences.
How much sunscreen is sufficient?
Wearing sunscreen is simply a good idea. A study by 2016 linked a history of severe sunburn to a greater likelihood of developing skin cancer later on. One of the most effective ways to protect your skin is to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. We can prevent the buildup of substances that can increase premature aging and the risk of skin cancer.
How much does she recommend?
Put 25 grams of sunscreen all over your body, enough to fill a shot glass . And don’t forget your face. The head and neck represent 4% of the surface of the body.
We help you do the math: experts suggest putting 25g full body sunscreen, enough to fill a shot glass. Then, add 1.2g of sunscreen to your face, just enough to fill the bottom of a shot glass.
How to measure it
It’s true that 1.2g can be hard to visualize when you’re sitting on a beach chair with your toes in the sand. But it turns out: You can use everyday objects to measure how much sunscreen you should put on your face.
How much is enough?
Need a quick conversion or a handy picture to figure out how much sunscreen to put on your face? Try these measurements when you apply sunscreen.
– 1/3 tsp
– 1-2 milliliters
– one finger (from the tip to the crease of the first finger)
– enough to just fill the bottom of a shot glass
– a spoonful the size of a coin
What does the sun protection factor (SPI) of a sunscreen mean
With a IPS of 15, you block about 93% UVB. With an FPI of , you block 97% UVB, and with an IPS 50, you block 98 %. When you get to , you’re practically at the point.
How to apply sunscreen on your face
How you apply sunscreen can ensure maximum coverage. The best way to apply sunscreen to your face:
– Apply your skin care products.
– Apply your sunscreen.
– Apply your make-up, if you wish.
Remember not these areas
There are certain areas that people often overlook, and they can become susceptible to sun spots and cancerous cells. Don’t forget:
– the hairline
– the temples
– the area behind the ears
What about continuous spray sunscreen?
Some people find spray sunscreens easier to apply because they don’t involve as much friction as lotions. If you apply it the right way, you can get nice, even coverage. But often people don’t apply it the right way. They apply it like hairspray, but the problem with this method is that you probably won’t get nice, even coverage. Instead, try spraying 1.2g in your hand and applying it to your face to avoid inhaling it.
How often to reapply sunscreen on your face ?
If you must be exposed to the sun throughout the day, you will need to apply sunscreen more than once. Reapply every two hours and after sweating or swimming. The reason you need to reapply is because the sunscreen migrates even if you’re not swimming or sweating. Also, sunscreen breaks down as it blocks the rays. Reapply every hour if you sweat or swim. If you tend to forget, put a reminder on your phone.
Sunscreen isn’t the only thing you can put on to reduce the risk of sun damage. Cover up as much as possible with clothing that protects from the sun. Create shade with a hat. In the shade, you prevent the rays from hitting your sunscreen and breaking it down.
Also consider getting a water-resistant sunscreen if you go swimming. If you’re going swimming or doing a workout that makes you sweat, choose a water-resistant sunscreen that lasts 80 minutes.
Presse Santé strives to transmit health knowledge in a language accessible to all. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES can the information given replace the advice of a health professional.
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