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How much sunscreen should I put on my face each day?

Sunscreen is the best anti-aging cream for women and should therefore be used every day and not just for going to the beach or swimming pool.

How much sunscreen should I put on my face each day?

Sunscreen is the best anti-aging cream for women and should therefore be used every day and not just for going to the beach or swimming pool.

Physical sunscreens are responsible for blocking the rays as soon as we apply them and, therefore, they offer immediate protection, provided we do it correctly. For example, on the face, it is essential to follow the following instructions: always apply first on the hand and then on the face, especially when it comes to sprays or mists, since they can come into contact with eyes.

It is therefore essential to ask how much is needed to protect this part of our body.
It is very important not to skimp on the application of sunscreen, as applying less than recommended increases the risk of sunburn. We calculate 2 milligrams per square centimeter of skin. For example, for the face, not less than a teaspoon. And don’t forget to reapply every two hours.

Besides the quantity, it is also essential to take into account the expiry date of your sunscreen and a fact that for many people goes unnoticed

Can I apply the same sunscreen as last year if I haven’t finished it?

No. The stability of the filters is not guaranteed one year after opening the sunscreen. Even if it hasn’t changed in smell or consistency at first glance, it’s likely not as effective anymore.

In this summer season, it is essential to remember that sunscreen protects the skin, but prolonged exposure to the sun can cause sunstroke, which is a disorder caused by excessive exposure. It is therefore advisable to avoid being outside during the hours of strongest solar radiation, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., to stay well hydrated and not to do intense exercise if it is very hot. .

* Presse Santé strives to transmit health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE, the information given can not replace the advice of a health professional.

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