Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tips to apply Sunscreen more Effectively

Before going out in the sun, question that strikes the brain is how to protect the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. The answer is simple- by using sunscreen lotions. Before applying any sunscreen lotion make sure that it suits your skin. Here are some tips to use sunscreen lotions:-
  • Apply sunscreen lotion at least 30 minutes before you go out, as it would allow skin to absorb the lotion.
  • Applying sunscreen lotion just once is not sufficient. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours when outdoors, especially if you’re swimming or sweating.
  • Apply sunscreen liberally on skin around the tops of the ears, nose, and cheeks as they are quite susceptible to sunburn.
  • Use roughly a handful to cover your entire body. Sunscreens with SPF ranges fifteen to thirty are best and protect ninety percent of UV rays.
  • Apply sunscreen lotion on daily basis because they not only protect you from sunburns but they also help to delay the formation of wrinkles. Sunscreens prevent your skin from dryness, premature ageing and skin cancers'.
  • Sunscreen lotion suitably protects the skin from suntan, but it cannot effectively protect the skin from the strong mid afternoon sun. During this time of the day,  you need the shade of an umbrella or a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses, to protect your skin.
Always remember that clothes serve as the best shield against UV rays, therefore, try to dress up in such a manner that most of your body parts are covered. In addition, drink lots of water.
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