Prevent painful sunburn and skin damage with these top tips for sunscreen

Prevent painful sunburn and skin damage with these top tips for sunscreen,

Correctly applied sunscreen is essential for avoiding skin damage that is not just unsightly, but also dangerous. Read on for some top tips for sunscreen.

If you want to make the most of the long days and warm weather of the summer by spending a lot of time outdoors, you need to be extra careful. Excessive exposure to the sun’s rays can cause skin damage and lead to premature ageing.

Follow these steps to take care of your skin in the sun:

  1. Choose the right sun protection factor for your skin type. Lighter skins need a much higher SPF, as do children and pregnant women. When in doubt, go for a higher SPF.
  2. Apply the sunscreen 15 to 20 minutes before exposure so that your skin has time to absorb it properly.
  3. It is advisable to use one sunscreen for your body and another one for your face. Facial sunscreens are made with gentler ingredients. However, there is no problem if you only have one.
  4. Apply the cream to all parts of your face, including the ears and eyelids. The nose usually requires extra protection as it tends to burn more than the rest of the face.
  5. On the body, pay special attention to sensitive areas such as the chest and shoulders, which are constantly exposed to the sun. The back of the neck and the feet are also often neglected.
  6. Your skin might not burn evenly. Many people find that the arms, chest and stomach burn faster than the legs, so you may want to buy sunscreens with different SPFs for different areas to get a more even tan.
  7. Enjoy the summer!

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Tamsin Brown

Originally from London, Tamsin is based in Malaga and is a local reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering Spanish and international news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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