Applying sunscreen is the most important skin care routine in summer, but there are still questions about choosing sunscreen and how to use it1. After applying sunscreen, do not dry it with a towel.
This will wipe off the sunscreen, and you can choose to pat dry. Of course, sunscreen should be reapplied after swimming or sweating a lot.
2. Apply enough sunscreen.
Many people don't actually apply enough sunscreen for maximum UV protection. Apply ½ teaspoon of sunscreen to the face and 1 ounce (1 cup) on the body for sun protection.
3. The correct order is to apply sunscreen after applying skin care products and before makeup.
4. Do not replace special sunscreen with foundation or powder containing SPF. These products with sunscreen effect can be superimposed on sunscreen, but cannot be completely replaced.
5. Do not use anti-mosquito spray with SPF instead of special sunscreen. It can be used on top of sunscreen, but it cannot be completely replaced.
6. Protect your lids with eyeshadow with SPF.
This helps prevent drooping eyelids and eye aging. According to a recent study, the eyelid area is one of the most missed areas when applying sunscreen.
7. Don't forget your lips with sunscreen.
Unlike the rest of the skin, lips do not produce UV-blocking sebum, making them more susceptible to sun damage. Lip sunscreen products can be used to protect lips from the sun.
8. Some oral agents can be appropriately taken to enhance antioxidant capacity.
9. Choose physical sunscreen as much as possible
Physical SPF ingredients are not absorbed by the body, but stay on the skin's surface to block UV rays, making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
10. For women under the age of 10, who need to use sunscreen on a large area, pregnant or breastfeeding, these groups should avoid using chemical SPF and choose pure physical sunscreen.
11. Reapply sunscreen every hour in the sun.
Even if you're using a high SPF, you'll still need to reapply after swimming or sweating in the sun.
12. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure.
This is especially important if you're using a chemical sunscreen, as it can take up to 15 minutes for SPF ingredients to absorb into the skin and take effect.
13. If you need to get into the water or sweat a lot, use a waterproof sunscreen.
Usually waterproof sunscreen labels will say "waterproof", if not, do not use this product while swimming or sweating.
14. If you sweat heavily and you are afraid that your eyes will be burned by sunscreen, please avoid using sunscreen products containing [Avobenzone].
Avobenzone is a common ingredient in some chemical sunscreens and a common skin allergen.
15. If you are allergic to skin after using sunscreen, it may be due to [oxybenzone] or [octyl methoxycinnamate].
Oxybenzone and octylmethoxycinnamate are also common ingredients in chemical sunscreens, which can cause skin irritation and hormonal effects.
16. Oily skin should choose gel or light lotion sunscreen products. These textures are more suitable for oily types and acne-prone skin types.
17, dry skin can use cream texture, heavier sunscreen.
18. Sunscreen can cause photosensitivity.
If you have an allergic reaction in the sun, it may be because the sunscreen is causing a photosensitivity reaction in your skin, which usually only occurs when you apply sunscreen in the sun, not when you are not in the sun.
19. Avoid sunscreens that contain [isopropyl myristate] and other acne-causing ingredients, which can cause acne. Other acne-causing ingredients include coconut oil, SD or denatured alcohol, and red dye.
20. Applying enough sunscreen is as important as SPF.
If you plan to be in the sun for 30 minutes or less, use a sunscreen around SPF 15 in daily use. When in the sun for more than 30 minutes, use a higher sunscreen.
21. Don't ignore your nose!
The nose protrudes outward from the face, so it is more susceptible to UV damage than other areas. Don't forget to apply sunscreen here.
22. Even in the morning, UVA rays are strong. They can also penetrate glass. At home, it is best to close the blinds or apply sunscreen.
23. Wear sunscreen even on cloudy days, as UV rays can penetrate clouds.
24. Mobile phones reflect UV rays. Be careful when using your phone in the sun as it increases UV exposure on the face and accelerates facial aging.
25. Snow can reflect UV rays.
Even in climates with snowy winters, you should wear sunscreen. UV rays can reflect bright white snow and become stronger.
26. Water or ground can also reflect UV rays.
UV rays can also reflect off shiny surfaces like the ocean or swimming pool, so don't forget sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.
27. Wide-brimmed hats are better than baseball caps.
The wide sides are more protective of your nose and ears, which are often missed when applying sunscreen.
28. It's never too late to start sun protection.
The older we get, the less able our damaged DNA is to repair itself, so the more we need to use sunscreen to avoid photoaging.
29. Eat foods rich in antioxidants to boost your sun protection.
The skin needs antioxidants to protect it from free radical damage caused by the sun and other factors.
30. Wear sunscreen.
There are many good choices on the market now. Under the increasingly strong ultraviolet radiation, hard sunscreen should not be ignored.