Beauty Tip

June 21, 2016
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This month’s Beauty Tip…Applying Sunscreen!

Sunscreen is one of the most important products that you put on your skin.  Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30 prevents signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.  Your application of sunscreen is also an important part of protecting your skin.  Add these simple steps to your daily sunscreen application…


1. When:  The best time to put on sunscreen is 30 minutes before sun exposure in order to allow sunscreen to bind completely with the outer layers.  This is important to do every day of the year, whether sunny or cloudy. 


2. Where:  Common area of the body like face, arms, and chest are important.  Don’t forget your ears, the back of your neck, or even the top of your hands.


3.  How much:  One full ounce should be applied to all exposed parts of your body.  One-half teaspoon will cover your face. 


4.  How often:  After the initial application, it’s a good idea to apply a second layer upon arrival at the pool or an outdoor activity.  Reapplication should be followed every couple hours, or after extended time swimming, perspiring or toweling off.