If you’ve had an appointment with our board-certified dermatologists, then you know how important sunscreen is! Sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV rays and keeps it healthy. But to get the full benefit of using sunscreen, make sure you’re not making these mistakes!
You’re not using enough. You might think you can put a little dab and you’re set for the sun, but you need more! It’s recommended to apply a thin layer all over the face to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
You’re not reapplying. Just because you put your sunscreen on in the morning, it doesn’t mean you’re protected for the rest of the day. You should be reapplying your sunscreen every two to four hours!
You’re not consistent, or only wear it when you go to the beach. You need to be wearing sunscreen every day and not only when you’re going to be outdoors! Whether you are indoors or outdoors, UV and fluorescent lights can damage your skin.
You think that clouds = no UV. Regardless of cloud coverage, the sun’s UV rays are still hitting your skin!
Your sunscreen has expired. Are you using the same bottle of sunscreen year after year? It’s time to check the expiration date! Once your sunscreen has expired, it loses potency and becomes less effective at protecting your skin from UV rays.
Make sure you’re using your sunscreen correctly to protect your skin AND get that glow!