When it comes to buying and applying sunscreen, there are quite a few things to keep in mind. I wish it were as easy as slathering on some random sunscreen in the morning and not having to worry about it until the next day, but there’s so much more to it than that. There are so many different brands, types and formulas that it can be a bit overwhelming when you’re not sure what you really want and need. Allow me to make the task of buying and applying sunscreen a little easier with these 9 helpful tips!
1. Bigger is Better
When you’re talking SPF when buying and applying sunscreen, most of us tend to assume that the bigger the number on the bottle, the better. Well, it’s true to a point. Generally, you don’t want to use a sunscreen with an SPF less than 15 so as long as it’s more than SPF 15, you’re good. However, you don’t necessarily need SPF 90 either. Sunscreen with high SPF can be misleading because it seems like the higher than SPF, the longer it lasts and better it works, but that’s not true. The Environmental Working Group recommends choosing sunscreen that contains an SPF over 15 and under 50.