How to apply sunscreen to get the very best coverage

How to apply sunscreen to get the very best coverage

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Consultant Dermatologist Dr Catherine Borysiewicz shares her advice on how to apply sunscreen to get the very best coverage with The Sunday Times Style.

Dr Borysiewicz, explains that one of the biggest mistakes with sunscreen application is that people generally don't apply enough SPF, with studies indicating that people apply less than half of the required amount. She advises to use factor 50+, the higher the SPF and it should be applied at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapplied every 2 hours to give the very best protection.

Dr Borysiewicz also highlights that just because you are wearing a high factor sunscreen protection doesn't mean it is safe to be out all day; even in the shade you will be exposed to ambient UV, so it's important to avoid prolonged exposure, during peak sunshine hours, between 11am-2pm.

It's important to apply sun protection to the whole body, not forgetting the back, neck, ears and feet – which are commonly missed areas and prone to burning.

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