Every moment you walk outside your home, you expose your skin to damaging UV rays.
Sunscreen, however, offers some protection from these rays by blocking out much of their harmful light. ¹ These UV rays are especially damaging to your child's sensitive skin. Whether they are walking outside in the parking lot from the grocery store, riding in their car seat with the sun coming in the window, on a play date with friends, riding in the stroller, etc. These moments of sun exposure sometimes go unnoticed. ² Sunscreen isn't just crucial for the swimming pool. It's essential for everyday use too!
Would it be Better not to go in the Sun since that puts me at Risk for Sun Damage?
No way! A direct source of sunlight is vital because your body produces Vitamin D after sun exposure. You might know Vitamin D as the sunshine vitamin. ³ If you're missing out on natural light, don't forget to wear sunscreen to avoid the risk of getting burned. Everyday use of sunscreen could prevent damaging long-term effects of sun exposure. ⁴ If you aren't sure what step of your skincare regimen you should apply sunscreen, the best is before putting on your makeup and as the last step of your skin care regimen.
When is Sunscreen Necessary?
You might need to reapply your sunscreen from time to time. But we can assure you that our sunscreen's durability and longevity will not wear off quickly to protect you for a long time. It is best to put on sunscreen every time you go outside and every two hours when in direct sunlight to avoid the unpleasantries of sunburns, wrinkles, and skin cancer. ⁵
How much should I Apply?
Dermatologists recommend using the amount to fill a full shot glass (two tablespoons) for your body and a nickel-sized amount for your face. ⁶ You may think the amount for your face seems like a lot, but we want you to be aware all areas of your body have different levels of susceptibility to sun exposure.
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