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IN Lifestyle ON 21 Feb, 2016
When it comes to protecting your skin from UVB and UVA rays, the safest thing that we turn to is investing in a good sunscreen. It only takes one sunburn to ruin your skin for a long time and for that we rely on the best sunscreens for our face or the most exposed body part. It's not always necessary to empty your pockets buying the perfect sunscreen, but it's equally important to know the way you should apply it to get maximum protection.
Or you might just not be using as much sunscreen as you should.
Lets check out the know how's of using a sunscreen.
It is said that too much time spent in the sun increases the risk of skin cancer. Moreover, there is no way to get rid of a real tan.
The guidelines say sunscreen should be "reapplied liberally, frequently". You also need to make sure you reapply it after being in the water , even if it claims to be water-resistant and after sweating, or if it might have rubbed off.
If you don't apply enough, you will only be getting a fraction of the SPF on the bottle. Apparently the average amount needed to cover an adult and achieve the SPF on the bottle is 35 ml or 6 to 8 teaspoons of lotion".
Sunscreen needs to be applied twice to exposed areas of the skin: half an hour before and again around the time they go out in the sun.
That makes it clear that you need to apply it twice.
A "base tan" protecting you from harm is untrue – the skin damage resulting from any tan you have outweighs the slight protective effect.
And tanned skin can continue to be damaged when exposed to UV rays. Now that you know all about sun tan and the ways to tackle. Hop out in the sun with a sunscreen, of course.