You’ve probably heard that it’s important to wear sunscreen every day. However, you might not know there is a correct way to apply sunscreen. Well, applying sunscreen may not be as simple as it seems. Here are some tips you should follow when applying sunscreen.
1. When Should You Apply The Sunscreen?
You should apply sunscreen at least 15 to 30 minutes before you go out into the sun. This gives the sunscreen time to penetrate and protect your skin.
You should apply sunscreen every day even if it’s not sunny outside. On cloudy or rainy days, UV rays can penetrate the clouds. These rays are also able to reflect off of certain surfaces, such as sand, snow, water, and light-colored concrete.
2. How Much Sunscreen Should You Apply?
You should apply your sunscreen liberally. Many people make the mistake of applying too little. You should be using an ounce of sunscreen, which is the size of a shot glass. This should be enough to cover all exposed parts of your body.
3. Do You Need to Reapply the Sunscreen?
Yes, you may need to do a reapplication of the sunscreen. At least every two -hours, you should reapply your sunscreen. In some cases, you may need to apply the sunscreen more frequently.
4. Does Sunscreen Expire?
Yes, sunscreen does have an expiration date. This date is listed on the sunscreen bottle and must be taken seriously. A sunscreen effectiveness will diminish over time, so it is important to make sure the sunscreen you use has not expired.
Camping is a fun activity, but only when you take the steps required to keep your skin protected. If you follow these tips you can have fun on your next camping trip without worrying about the effects of UV rays on your skin.