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Wearing sunscreen is one of the best and simplest ways to maintain the health and beauty of your skin at any age. Regular use of sunscreen aids in avoiding sunburn, skin cancer, and early ageing.
There are several things to put into consideration before applying sunscreen for the day. Regardless of the season or kind of weather, the best practice is to wear sunscreen every day. Even on a dark, cloudy day, you need sunscreen; it should be the final product you apply throughout your daily skincare regimen. Look for sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
You are probably aware of how vital it is to apply sunscreen every day, but you are unsure of how frequently you should do so during the day and how to do it properly.
We all wish Sunscreen was not one of those products you can apply once or twice a day, but sadly, it needs to be reapplied every two hours when outside or exposed to the sun. Although it can be quite tough to remember to apply sunscreen in the morning before starting your day, let alone reapplying it throughout the day, it is essential.
When reapplying sunscreen, It is not necessary to wash your face. If you wish to wash your face before reapplying, it's important to apply moisturizer before the sunscreen.
However, if you’ve been swimming or sweating, or you've been exposed to dust, it is important to wash your face before reapplying sunscreen, this is to ensure your face is clean and rid of the dirt that could clog your pores. In a situation where you can’t wash your face, simply wipe your face with your facial wipes, apply your moisturizer and then the sunscreen.
If you use a chemical sunscreen, it should be applied before the moisturizer. This is so that chemical sunscreen can give protection, which requires it to permeate the skin. However, if you're using a physical sunscreen (sometimes referred to as mineral sunscreen), it should be applied after moisturizer.
Lastly and most importantly, don’t forget to always wash your hands before attempting to reapply your sunscreen.