Sunscreen Application Tips

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Sunscreen Application Tips
We all know by now how essential it is to apply sunscreen in order to protect our skin from damaging UV rays. But did you also know that how you apply sunscreen is of equal importance? Make sure you reap the maximum benefits from sunscreen with quality products and proper application.

When looking for sunscreen for the face, opt for oil-free or non-comedogenic products (particularly if you are prone to breakouts or have sensitive skin). DERMAdoctor's Ain't Misbehavin' line offers a skin clarifying and mattifying sunscreen (SPF 30). This is a fantastic solution for those who suffer from oil, acne, and breakouts. The light-weight formula leaves your skin matte, as well as protected.

DERMAdoctor also offers Body Guard, an oil-free sunscreen that provides protection for both the face and body. This SPF 30 sunscreen is perfect for those who love to multi-task; it’s a one-stop shop!

Now that you have your selected sunscreen products, how to best apply? First off, make sure you apply enough. Sunscreen should be applied liberally. Cover all exposed areas until you feel a thin film after immediate application. It will absorb into your skin after 20-30 minutes, so it should be applied at least half an hour before going out in the sun.

For makeup users, apply sunscreen first so that it is the bottom layer and will be absorbed directly onto the skin. This is also why a lighter weight sunscreen is preferable. When layering products, you want to allow skin to breathe. It will help to prevent clogged pores, oiliness, and other nasty skin afflictions.

If your sun exposure is heavy, or if you are an athlete, reapply after 2-4 hours. Sunscreen should always be reapplied after swimming, excessive sweating, or toweling.

So no more excuses! Load up on sunscreen protection and be sure to apply correctly. Always choose quality products that suit your needs and be certain to toss out old products as UV protection potency decreases with product shelf life. You put a lot of care into how you apply your UV protection, so make sure that you're using quality, safe and potent products.

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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