Although you are probably already aware of how important using sunscreen 365 days a year is, according to experts we often make some mistakes when applying it. Find out how much you know about this subject by answering these 5 questions, and discover tricks that you may not have known.
1. ARE YOU STILL USING YOUR SUNSCREEN FROM LAST YEAR?
Creams and cosmetic products, like food, expire. Make sure you are not using sunscreens from the previous season, especially if they that have been open for more than a year. Even more so if they have been in the sun because of their loss of effectiveness and effective protection.
2. DO YOU APPLY YOUR SUNSCREEN ONCE YOU ARE IN THE SUN?
Do you apply sunscreen once you are on the beach? This is a mistake because when applying cream in the sun, it may evaporate before being absorbed, which reduces its effectiveness. The right thing to do is apply it 30 minutes before sun exposure to give it time to penetrate the skin.3. DO YOU ALWAYS APPLY SUNSCREEN TO ALL PARTS OF YOUR BODY?
Remember that not only the face, arms, torso and legs receive the sun's rays. There are also sensitive areas that we often overlook such as ears, lips, back of the knees or feet, including your fingers.
While protecting skin is essential when exposed to the sun, it is also indispensable to use in the car because the UVA rays go through glass. The same thing happens in the shade, water or snow since the sun is reflected on these surfaces.5. DO YOU USE SUN PROTECTION ON CLOUDY DAYS?
Clouds do not block UV rays, and although it may not be sunny, you can get sunburnt the same way you can on a sunny day. In addition, as you do not feel the heat, you are likely to spend more time on the beach, thereby increasing the risk of sunburns.
*Now that you are an expert on the subject, find out which sunscreen is the most suitable for you and your lifestyle.