Sorry, But You’re Probably Applying Your Sunscreen Wrong
I know: I kind of sound like a broken record here, but let me say it again: Sunscreen is super important! No one wants to experience a painful sunburn, plus protection from the sun is the best way to keep your skin healthy and youthful. But there’s more to it than just slathering on your favorite mineral potion. We asked two top, celeb-approved dermatologist to tell us how to maximize your sunscreen and fully protect your skin.
Pay attention to the label
The number is most important: Dr. Patricia Wexler notes that only SPF 15 and above are safe and effective. You also want broad-spectrum UVA/UVB coverage, and it should be water-resistant for at least 40 to 80 minutes. Dr. Wexler also advises looking at the ingredients to see if it’s mineral- or chemical-based (see how to do that here), and decide which formula is most important to you.
Article by Kristin Limoges