4 Must-Know Sunscreen Tips

4 Must-Know Sunscreen Tips

by Miranda Mendelson

SLASHEDBEAUTY.COM

You think you're doing sun protection right...

... but there is a right way to use SPF to maximize the protection it offers.

TAP FOR TIPS

Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure, and reapplied every two hours (less when swimming/sweating) whether you're wearing SPF 15 or 50.

You need to mind the clock

You need to mind the clock

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"SPF numbers are based on how much protection a certain sunscreen will give you against the sun for two hours."

Hair benefits from sun protection, too!

Hair benefits from sun protection, too!

Use a leave-in hair spray with UV protection, which helps prevent dryness, color fading, premature thinning, and frizz.

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... probably. You should be applying and re-applying 1/2 teaspoons worth of SPF to the face. A thin layer of moisturizer or foundation with SPF won't cut it.

You're not applying enough to the face

You're not applying enough to the face

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What are the best drugstore face sunscreens?

How do you re-apply SPF over makeup?