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Are You Using Sunscreen Correctly?

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 11, 2017 12:00:00 PM

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Summer is here and so is the sun. 

It is important to make sure you are protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

 

 

How sunscreen should be applied:

  • Follow directions and shake the bottle before using.
  • Thoroughly rub sunscreen over skin to make sure the coverage is even.
  • Make sure all skin is covered (including neck, ears, and lips)
  • For people with thin or thinning hair, apply sunscreen to scalp.

How much should be applied:

  • Sunscreen should be applied liberally and evenly to all exposed areas before sun or water exposure.

When to apply sunscreen:

  • Before doing any outside activities – not just the pool (for picnics, walks, hiking, riding in a car, etc.)

How often it should be applied:

  • Reapply sunscreen often, especially after swimming, perspiring, and toweling off.

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  • Apply a sunscreen with SPF of 15 or higher whenever outdoors.
  • As we age, our skin becomes more delicate and prone to damage. For mature skin try an SPF of 30 or higher.

 

Topics: Wellness Tips

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