7 Sunscreen ☀️ Mistakes to Avoid ✋🏼 This Summer 🌈 ...

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You’ve heard it before, but it bears saying again.

You have to wear sunscreen anytime you’re out in the sunshine.

The rays from the sun can cause wrinkles and age spots, but they can also lead to skin cancer.

Unfortunately, just putting on some sunscreen before you leave in the morning isn’t enough.

An alarming number of women are making all sorts of sunscreen mistakes, myself included.

Here the ones you want to avoid this summer and every day for the rest of your life.

1. You Missed a Spot

Most girls are pretty good at making sure their face, arms and legs are coated in sunscreen, but the sad truth is that that isn’t good enough.

Skin cancer is common on places like your ears and even between your toes because those are areas that are often skimmed over when applying sunscreen.

The back of your neck and your lips are other areas to be diligent about.2

Any skin that isn’t covered by clothing should get a good layer of SPF.

2. Even Dark Skin Needs Sunscreen

Women with dark skin may have a bit of natural SPF, but it is by no means enough to protect against the signs of aging or skin cancer.

You might not burn as easily if your skin is dark, but you are still susceptible to the damaging effects of the sun’s UVA rays.2

No matter your skin color, sunscreen is a must.

3. Don’t Wait Too Long to Apply

Seconds before you head out the door isn’t soon enough to get the most sun protection.

Most experts will tell you that you should slather on the SPF about 30 minutes before you head outside.

That allows the product to sink into your skin and gives the ingredients a chance to start working.

A sunscreen with titanium oxide or zinc oxide will begin working much more quickly so it might be a better bet if you find yourself waiting too long.

You Have to Reapply Often during the Day
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