Are you a college-going student or working in an office? Do you need to leave your home and face the damaging sun rays? Here comes the need for sunblock or sunscreen to protect your face from the sun.
Wearing sunscreen regularly is one of the best and easiest ways to protect your skin appearance and health at any age.
What SPF should I buy?
For daily use, choose a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. If you spend time outdoors, you have to choose a product with SPF 60 or greater. Sometimes people do not use it as much as they should.
Amount of sunscreen to apply:
One ounce of sunscreen is enough to completely cover your palm. Squeeze your sunscreen into your hand, and apply it to your face, neck, arms, and legs.
Do we need to reapply sunscreen throughout the day?
Commonly, sunscreens should be applied every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating.
One who stays away from the sun does not need a second application. It depends on how often you step outside. Thus, keep an extra bottle of sunscreen at your desk just to be safe.
Makeup with sunscreen:
Having high SPF-makeup is not enough to protect your skin. You should wear an entire ounce of sunscreen before or after make-up.
Sunscreens are the best way to protect your skin. However, consulting with a dermatologist will be better to opt for sunscreen according to your skin.
Keep in mind that no sunscreen is perfect, which entirely protects your skin and does not leave a side effect. Wear sunglasses or other protective clothing and seek shade whenever possible.
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About the Author: Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialized training, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels. As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.