Sunscreen 101: Tips and Info You Should Know

It’s surprising how many people use sunscreen incorrectly
woman using sunscreen

Sunscreen 101: Tips and Info You Should Know

It’s surprising how many people use sunscreen incorrectly. For an eye-opener, read below!

  1. Do I need sunscreen?
    We all know the answer to this one! However, most people believe that sunscreen is only necessary when they’re heading out for a day at the beach or an extended period in the sun. The truth is, sunscreen should be part of your daily routine regardless of activities. Even if you plan to stay indoors. Up to 90% of your age signs come from sun exposure. That’s reason enough to lather up!
  2. Is the occasional sunburn that bad?
    Yes, it is! Redness and sunburn is a sign that your skin cells have been damaged. Of course, the peeling and discomfort from sunburn are frustrating, but it’s the damage you can’t see that is more dangerous. In fact, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation, your risk of skin cancer (melanoma) doubles if you have burned your skin five or more times in your lifetime. We aren’t sharing this to shame you (we remember the days of baby oil!). However, it is important to take the right steps to protect your skin now.
  3. How to use sunscreen appropriately
    In the morning, after using cleanser and toner, apply sunscreen to your face and neck. Apply sunscreen to any skin that will be exposed throughout the day. If you are spending the day outside, apply 15-20 minutes before exposure and remember to reapply every 2 hours.
  4. Not all sunscreens are created equal
    Even though stores sell SPF 4, SPF 8 and SPF 15, these are not good choices for protection. Choose a broad spectrum SPF 30 for daily use. We stand strongly behind the sunscreen products we offer in the spa and would be happy to recommend the right brand for you.

We recommend that you purchase sunscreen and apply it often! Have questions about protecting your skin from sun damage? Please reach out to us.