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How to choose and apply a sun block properly to make it really effective

How to choose and apply a sun block sun screen properlyPeople buy sunscreens or sunblock cream and apply these, but many of them complain of unresolved sunburn. They say that sunblock doesn’t work on them. There could be three possibilities;
  1. They are using a low-quality sunblock
  2. They are not using the proper amount of sunblock
  3. They don’t apply sunblock 15 to 30 minutes before going into the sun
Sunblock protects against skin cancer. Use a sunblock daily, whenever you go out into the sun. Even use it on cloudy days, because the ultraviolet rays of the sun can cross the clouds.

1. How to choose a sunblock?

Check the brand of the sunblock, it should be well known and reviewed. Then, select broad spectrum sunblock. A broad spectrum sunblock is that sunblock which blocks both ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays. After confirming its spectrum, check the SPF value (What does SPF mean in Sunblock). American Association of Dermatology recommends SPF 30 sunblocks. It is better to buy a water-resistant sunblock. So when you buy a sunblock, make sure that it is broad spectrum, has SPF 30, and is water resistant.

2. How to apply a sunblock properly?

Take a hand full of sunblock and apply it on all the exposed parts of the body. All those parts which are not covered by clothes should be covered by a thin layer of sun block cream. Don’t forget to cover both ears hands, forearms and back of the neck. If you have thin hair then also apply on the scalp or wear a hat.
Apply a sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before exposing yourself to the sunlight. It takes 15 to 30 minute to absorb. After 2 hours reapply the sunscreen, if you are still in the sun.


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