Dermatologists and experts in the beauty industry have always maintained that sunscreen is essential for everyone, regardless of skin type, tone, or age. It protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, which can cause skin damage, premature ageing, and even skin cancer.
To get the most out of your sunscreen, it is important to know how to apply sunscreen on the face correctly. How do you do that? Just follow these steps:
Start with a clean face: Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat it dry. It helps to remove any impurities that may be present on the skin due to pollution, dirt, and grime.
Apply moisturiser: Apply a lightweight moisturiser to your face to hydrate your skin, and protect it from dryness, inflammation, and irritation.
Apply sunscreen: Take an estimated two fingers of sunscreen onto your fingertips and gently spread it all over your face and neck. Make sure to cover all areas, including your nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin to give the best protection.
Don't forget your neck and ears!: Applying sunscreen to your neck and ears is a must. These areas are often exposed to the sun, whether you're stepping out in the sun or moving around in the shade. They are continuously exposed to harsh UVA and UVB rays, which makes these areas extremely prone to sun damage.
Reapply every 2-4 hours: If you're spending time outdoors, swimming, or sweating, reapply sunscreen every two hours or as directed on the label. This step ensures that your skin protection is not compromised and continues to remain intact.
Wait before applying makeup or stepping out: It is always recommended to apply sunscreen 20 minutes before direct sun exposure in the case of chemical sunscreens. This allows the sunscreen to absorb in your skin to work properly. The same applies when you have a planned event and need to put makeup on your face.
Despite using all the right products for your skincare regime, the results largely depend on the technique you use. Always take the right steps to ensure you get the best skin that remains healthy, glowing, and bright. Keep in mind the above steps while applying sunscreen, give your skin the right amount of protection from sun damage and get a step closer to happy and radiant skin!