I will admit it: I hate putting sunscreen on. It just seems messy and sticky and, frankly, annoying. But this necessary evil is a part of our summer enjoyment. And, if it isn’t part of your summer-prep, then it’s time to rethink it.
Here are 6 tips on how to make sure you are doing sunscreen right:
Here’s my number one tip. Mixing your sunscreen into your body moisturizer takes the thinking out of it. And, I can say I really don’t want to think about sunscreen.
2. Make it your Tanner
Gonna self tan? Mix in sunscreen with your fave self-tanner (mine is St. Tropez, hands down) and then head out for your day in the sun with adequate protection and great colour setting in.
Just make it something you do. Try to put it on every time you get out of the shower. That way you will be applying it at least once a day (I really hope) and you will get it on all your parts, which means you have protection everywhere.
The thing with sunscreen is it does wear off. This means you gotta make sure to keep it handy (in a fabulous Tote, obvs) and grab it after a dip in the pool or a sweaty frisbee session.
5. Pick the right one
So, I have heard that after a certain number it makes no difference (SPF 1 million doesn’t do extra) and I have also heard that the higher you go the better (SPF infinity plus 1). My take is: Put it on. I feel like if you are putting any on, whether it is SPF 10 or 70 billion, at least you are headed in the right direction. And, if you really want to do it right go for SPF 30. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, this is your safest bet.
6. Get one that can multitask
Anti-aging sunscreen, firming sunscreen, tinted sunscreen…there really is something for everybody. Why not let your sunscreen to do a little extra work while you are diligently incorporating it into your life.
You are now ready for fun in the sun (screen).
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