Tips & Tricks
Safe Sunny Skin
We all know we should be wearing sunscreen every day, but now that the sun is shining just a little brighter, it’s important to make sure you’re applying it the right way. Take these helpful tips and tricks into consideration for your best glowing skin.
Slather It On:One ounce of sunscreen is the recommended amount for each application on the body, which means that 12-ounce bottle isn’t going to last very long. When your favorite brand is on sale, it’s a good idea to stock up and stash a bottle in your bag, your car, and your desk drawer. Try Olay’s Regenerist SPF 15 or SPF 50 for everyday use. And even if your BB cream or makeup says it has an SPF, it’s a good idea to apply a protective layer on skin before your daily skincare routine.
Reapply:If you’re heading to the beach or planning on spending the day outdoors, set an alarm on your phone to remind you to reapply every two hours. This way you won’t forget, avoiding unhappy skin later in the day, which is no fun. And make sure to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before heading outdoors to give it the time it needs to work.
Don’t Forget:There might be a few delicate spots that you forget while slathering on the sunscreen. Remember your ears, the tops of your feet, and along your hairline — all spots that hurt when sunburnt!
Chemical Versus Physical:There are actually different types of sunscreen to help protect your skin from the sun. Chemical blockers, oxybenzone and avobenzone, protect the skin at a cellular level and interact with skin cells to be effective. Physical blockers, like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, work like a physical shield on the surface of the skin. For complete protection, apply a chemical-based SPF under daily moisturizer and finish with a sunscreen including physical blockers.
Full Coverage:Along with slathering on the sunscreen, donning a sun hat and sunglasses with UV protection keeps your scalp and eyes safe. And wearing a beach wrap offers a bit more coverage — some are even made with sun-protective fabrics. You’ll look so chic while soaking up the sun!