Sunscreen is an essential last step of any sound skincare routine. It helps to delay the appearance of lines, wrinkles, dark spots, hyperpigmentation and of course reduces chances of skin cancer. The general rule of thumb is to apply a teaspoon of sunscreen for the face, neck and ears and the equivalent of a shot glass for the whole body 20 minutes before sun exposure. It’s important to reapply sunscreen every two hours, sooner if you’re in the water or sweating to get the full benefits of sun protection.
Enter, spray on sunscreens. When used correctly, they can help you top up your sunscreen through the day to ensure your skin is protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. While we can measure how much sunscreen cream or lotion we’re applying, things get tricky when it comes to spray on sunscreen. Especially when the sunscreen can completely miss the skin if it’s a windy day or you’re on a moving boat or inflatable float.
To safely shield your skin from the sun’s rays, position the nozzle of your spray on sunscreen close to your skin, no further than six inches away, and keep spraying till your skin glistens. Rub in the sunscreen after. Avoid spraying sunscreen directly on to your face, instead spray it into your hand and apply it to your face to avoid it getting into your eyes and/or inhaling the product.
Now that you know the best way to reapply your sunscreen, these lightweight spray on sunscreens will make reapplications a breeze.