What kind of summer would it be if we weren’t here to tell you how to keep your skin fresh, youthful, and free of sunburns? Everyone knows to wear sunblock during prolonged sun exposure, but we’ll detail how to determine the exact sunscreen you should wear. We’ll also teach you how to look more tan without exposing yourself to any sort of harmful rays.
Which sunscreen is best for you
Generally, you’ll want your sunscreen to be at least SPF 30. For any sort of outdoor activity that involves sweating or water exposure, a water-resistant sunblock will suit you best. However, many waterproof sunblocks feel the greasiest and heaviest; if this is your main concern with sunblock, search for a non-greasy, oil-free sunblock or one containing micronized zinc.
How much sunscreen to apply
Even if you buy the strongest sunscreen around, using too little of it will render it ineffective. Your face alone will need enough sunblock to cover a quarter, and the rest of your body will require enough sunblock to fill a golf ball. Applying sunblock 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapplying it every two hours will ensure your skin absorbs tons of replenishing vitamin D without taking in harmful UV rays.
How to tan without any sun
A self-tan can be achieved with a granule-containing scrub. Make sure your scrub contains no oil, as oil will form streaks that uneven the tan. An important note is to not forget your ears: rub in your scrub here and blend it with your neck and hairline for a natural look that won’t give away your secret method.
A deep sunburn can leave permanent scarring that, in some cases, The Whitney Center may be able to camouflage. If enough time has passed that your scar is now white, we can work to blend it in with the rest of your skin. Contact us today to learn what our decade-plus of experience can do for you.