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How to Properly Apply Sunscreen

sun protection Dr. DembnyThere are a few things that you have to pack in your beach bag including sunscreen and a towel. By shielding your skin from the sun’s harsh rays, sunscreen is considered to be your number one friend. But did you know that there is a proper way for you to apply it? By being tested with a testing called in-vivo photo testing, each and every FDA approved sunscreen is put to the test. So, how can you ensure that you are getting the most out of your sunscreen? Read on to learn more.

Apply Thick Layers

During in vito sunscreen testing, the sunscreen is tested on humans by applying thick layers of sunscreen on top of the skin without rubbing it all the way in. Although you may not want to hit the beach looking like a white monster, make sure that you are using a thick amount of sunscreen all over your face and body.

Apply Frequently

Whether you are laying out in the sun or swimming in the pool, make sure that you are reapplying your sunscreen every two hours. With a combination of sweat and water, your sunscreen can start to wear off— leaving you without protection.

Apply to Dry Skin

If you get out of the shower, pool, or ocean and need to apply sunscreen, make sure to towel off your skin beforehand. The moister your skin is, the less likely your skin is to absorb the sunscreen. When applied to dry skin, however, your sunscreen is more apt to stick.

It can seem like there are a right way and a wrong way to do just about anything; including applying sunscreen. To shield your skin from the sun, make sure you are using the sunscreen application tips listed above. To learn more about your skincare or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Kenneth Dembny today!



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