Recommendations and advice on when to apply sunscreen or photoprotector, so that its protective effects on the skin are always the most appropriate
Did you know that when we talk about how to protect the skin when sunbathing, it is essential to use a suitable photoprotector or sunscreen according to our skin type? This is something fundamental, given that if, for example, we have very light skin, which burns easily and never tans, it is necessary to use a protection index greater than 50.
Thus, for example, if you have very fair skin that never tans and burns easily, your protection index should be greater than 50; if you have skin that tans but burns easily, your protection index is between 25 and 40; and if you have skin that tans easily, your protection index is between 15 and 25.
But when we talk about its application on the skin, the most common thing is that we tend not to do it correctly. In other words, it is common to make mistakes or have doubts about the moment in which we should apply sunscreen.
When is the best time to apply sunscreen?
If you have always had doubts about what are the best times to apply sunscreen, here are some of them:
- Before leaving home: especially in summer and when you are going to spend a few hours away from home. It is recommended to always put it on half an hour before going outside.
- Before sunbathing: obviously, not when you are already on the beach or in the pool, but before leaving the house. In this sense, it is recommended to put on sunscreen half an hour before sunbathing.
- Apply sunscreen every two hours: if you find yourself sunbathing, but you haven’t gotten into the water, it is advisable to renew your photoprotector every 2 hours.
- Renew the sun cream every time you get out of the water: although it is common for most photo protectors to form a protective film so that the effect of the sun cream does not disappear when you enter the water, it is advisable to always renew it.