Let the sun do no harm to your skin when there is a superhero ready to protect you! Wanna guess who’s that? Cue the drum rolls… The one and only one who often protects you from not just pesky skin issues like sunburn, rashes, and tissue damage but also from the giants like premature wrinkling and skin cancer. Am I right or am I right?
It’s that time of year again, when a lovely tube of sunscreen is keeping you safe from the blazing sun. Hence, it gains precedence over its pretty-looking makeup counterparts. But it doesn’t imply that you smear sunscreen randomly all over your body, does it? All you babes, you gotta mend your ways of applying sunscreen.
Now the question that crosses your mind is, ‘How much is too much sunscreen?’ or ‘Is too much sunscreen bad for you?’ We all have to understand the fact that everything that is applied on your skin needs to be in moderation. Though sunscreen is a superhero in your skincare arsenal, using it to its full potential can be harmful.
According to experts, 2 milligrammes of sunscreen per square centimetre of skin will provide adequate protection. Confused? Here’s a hint: Consider how much sunscreen will fit on a desert spoon before squeezing extra over your fingers. Remember to protect your eyelids and lips as well. Apply extra sunscreen to your face if necessary.
Let us expand on this. Simply follow the ‘two-finger rule,’ which entails pouring a nickel-sized dollop long enough to cover your index and middle fingers. Remember this is a combination that may be used on both the face as well as the neck before going out to run errands.
Yes, it’s true that we need sunlight to generate vitamin D in the skin. But staying out in the sun for more than 10 minutes can cause sunburns and sun tan your skin to a toasty brown shade. Hence slapping on the right amount of sunscreen is a must. If you’re worried that wearing too much sunscreen will make you deficient in Vitamin D, there’s a simple cure. Just measure the amount you apply on your skin.
If you have a syringe or a measuring pitcher at home, these may come in handy when applying sunscreen. Normally, squirt about 1 to 2 millilitres of sunscreen to apply on your face.
You may not have a syringe or measuring spoon in your beach bag, but you may use your hands to estimate the amount of sunscreen you’re applying to your face.
The fingertip unit is the unit of measurement that humans utilise. That’s when you examine the initial crease in your fingertip all the way down to the tip of your finger. That’s about two pea-size portions and… the quantity of product you’ll need on your face.
We tend to recommend 1/4 teaspoon or 1/3 teaspoon on the face. If you’ll be in a sunny place or if you’re prone to sunburns, use 1/3 teaspoon for extra protection.
You won’t need as much as an entire shot glass when it comes to applying sunscreen on the face. Just apply enough sunscreen to your face to fill the bottom of a shot glass.
Here are some suggestions for shielding your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Now that you know the right amount of sunscreen application, you don’t have to worry much about the skin invaders anymore.
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