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Sunscreen Tips and Tricks for Summer
When summertime arrives, we love spending time outside in the sun and the water. But it's important to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays. Make it easy with these 8 tips and tricks.
Anything less than SPF 15 doesn't protect you enough from harmful sun rays, so ditch the tanning lotion. Ideally use SPF 30 or higher, and make sure it's labeled as "broad spectrum."
Reapply every two hours, and after swimming or sweating.
You may think you're covered if your makeup or moisturizer has SPF, but it's probably not enough. Unless it's broad spectrum and you're reapplying regularly, you'll need extra protection.
Don't wait to apply protecting once you're in the sun. Apply sunblock a half hour before going in the sun to give skin time to absorb it.
Check the expiration date. Sunblock generally has shelf life of three years, but that can be less if it's been exposed to high temperatures.
Protect your eyes with sunglasses with 99% UVA and UVB and keep your lips from getting burnt with lip balm that contains SPF.
Limit exposure between 10am-2pm, when the sun is at its strongest. When you're in the sun during those hours, protect your skin with clothing and a large hat.
While sprays may seem easiest, they can make it easy to miss spots. We recommend sticking to thicker formulas like cream lotions, so you can be sure you cover all exposed skin.
With these tips in mind, you'll stay sunburn-free and be able to have fun in the sun all summer long!