Sunscreen plays an important role in protecting your skin from sunburn and harmful UV rays, if used correctly. There is a lot more that goes into just slathering up yourselves and the kids and going about your merry way. We are going to talk about sunscreen from what to purchase and thorough application, to ensure you are truly protecting your skin when you are in the sun this summer, and beyond.

What to Buy

Reading the labels on the sunscreen you buy has never been more important. The immediate effect of not protecting your skin from the sun is sunburn. The long term effects range from, prematurely aging your skin, to raising your chances for skin cancer. We have put together a list of what to look for when purchasing sunscreen:

Application

Everyone needs sunscreen if you are going to be outside. This is year round, even if the sun is not shining. Most people only apply 25-50% of the actual amount of sunscreen needed, so it is crucial to follow the step below for correct coverage.

The summer is a great time to make lasting memories with those you love. Taking the time now will help reduce the negative impacts of the sun later. Now that you have been armed with how to properly protect your skin in the sun with sunscreen, get out there and have some fun!

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References:

https://www.aad.org/media/stats/prevention-and-care/sunscreen-faqs

https://www.aad.org/media/news-releases/sunscreen-101-dermatologists-answer-burning-questions-about-sunscreens

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