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The Rules When Applying Sunblock

Sunblock comes in lotion, spray, stick cream, and powder form. Unfortunately, sunblock products are not created equal. Hence, you must know what to use and find out what is safe. In this post, you’ll find out the rules when it comes to applying sunblock

Rule 1 — Use Sunblock That You Want to Use

There are different options on the market. You don’t need to tire yourself just to find the most effective product. You also don’t have to purchase the most expensive sunblock. That’s because if you don’t plan on using it, it’ll just be a waste of your money. The best sunscreen protection is the one you want to use every day. It’ll be pointless to purchase sunblock from your dermatologist’s office if you’re not planning on using it. 

Rule 2 — Re-Apply 

Sunblock can only protect you against the sun’s damaging rays in a few hours. There’s no such thing as water-resistant sun protection. Thus, if you get to the beach and wet your skin, the protection will also fade. That’s why it’s vital that you re-apply it throughout the day. 

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Rule 3 — Know the SPF 

Higher SPF means more protection from the sun’s radiation. However, it’s important to note that “as the SPF number goes up, UVA protection goes down. For this reason, you shouldn't go for the highest SPF you can find,” according to the Insider. It’s better to choose a broad-spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen that you can use every day. And if you need to spend a lot of time outside, make sure to put on sunblock with SPF 30. 

Rule 4 — Apply It to Your Face 

Your face gets the most sun exposure. Thus, it’s crucial to pay close attention to your face. However, you need to consider your skin condition. It’s especially true if you suffer from rosacea and acne. Make sure that you choose a sunblock that is ideal for your skin type. Pick a sunscreen that won’t cause stress to your face. Don’t use sunscreen that’s too greasy. If you do, it may only cause a breakout or it may burn your skin when you sweat. 

Rule 5 — Avoid Going Out at Certain Times of the Day 

You indeed need to go out and expose your skin to the sun to get Vitamin D. But make sure to choose the times of the day to do it. Experts don’t recommend sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm. During these hours, the sun is at its strongest. Even if you have a darker skin complexion, you must still avoid sun exposure during these times. 

What Sunblock to Buy? 

At Arizona Sun, you can purchase various sunblock products that can effectively shield your skin against the damaging effects of the sun. Head over to our online shop to browse our collection. And if your total order reaches over $75, you get free shipping.


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