We all know by now that sunscreen is an essential EVERYDAY. It protects your skin from UV rays, health risks as well as premature skin ageing. But how often do you need to apply SPF, to ensure that it is at its utmost effective?
Before Sun Exposure
A common mistake many make is waiting till they are lying out on their sunbed before they begin to apply sunscreen. Yet, in fact, you need to apply sunscreen about 20-30 minutes before you expose your skin to the sun. This will ensure that the ingredients in the SPF can really begin to work the moment you step outside.
During Sun Exposure
SPF should be reapplied every 2 hours. If however you go swimming, play a sport or simply sweat from the summer heat, sunscreen should be immediately reapplied.
When it isn’t Sunny
Even when it is cold or cloudy, you must still wear SPF. It is a misconception that UV rays are non-existent or cannot penetrate the skin when it isn’t hot or sunny. You must always apply sunscreen because up to 40 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation reaches the earth on a completely cloudy day.
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