Here are some rules for Using Sunscreen correctly. Now that you know whoever you are you need Sunscreen, now there may be some questions that come to your mind. I am trying to answer every question, if you have some, don’t hesitate to mention them in the comment.

Applying Sunscreen
Applying Sunscreen

Sunscreen: Do’s

1. Wear Enough Sunscreen

For skincare products, it’s enough to use nickel size amount products. But for Sunscreen it’s not. I know it can’t be a very comforting rule. But there are a lot of good sunscreens that do not bother. You need to use two full-finger amounts of sunscreen. Use the Index and Middle finger for proper measurement. If you’re using a spoon, use a half teaspoon of Sunscreen for your face and neck. A thin layer of sunscreen is not enough for protecting your skin from UV rays.

2. Buy the Right One

I’m not talking about broad-spectrum and choosing above SPF35 here. Buy a sunscreen that you will love to wear. Sunscreens can be a pain to wear every day, especially when you have to apply them a lot and often! In modern days, there are many comfortable to apply physical and good chemical sunscreen that does not leave a cast, does not feel greasy, feels smooth. Sunscreens also do not have to be dry and matte or greasy. It can be perfectly balanced. Choose your sunscreen wisely because you need to use it daily, multiple times! There’s always perfect sunscreen for each skin type.

3. Apply it Everywhere

Use sunscreen in every exposed area. I told you this before but if you’re still missing your upper feet, hands, behind your neck then it’s time to make it a habit. Don’t for the upper eye area or any area.

4. Use Sunscreen Underneath Your Makeup

Now, you may think makeup acts as a barrier and with makeup, it’s impossible to use Sunscreen underneath! I understand that. But sister, there are multiple reasons why you should use sunscreen underneath your makeup. 1st of all, it does not act as a UV barrier. 2nd it may penetrate your skin and damage it. 3rd it can do the work of a primer and surely can protect your skin. Wait for 10 minutes after applying Sunscreen. Give it some time to settle down and even out your skin, then start applying makeup. That way it also doesn’t get mixed with your makeup.

5. Use Moisturizer Underneath

Sunscreen can come with moisturizing properties. But if the weather is cold and your skin type is dry it’s better to use a proper moisturizer underneath. In tropical countries, it’s even difficult to use Sunscreen alone. It’s okay to use Sunscreen alone if there’s high humidity and temperature.

6. Use Water Resistant Sunscreen

No sunscreen is fully waterproof. But there are good water resistance sunscreens. Now, this rule is not something necessary like the last one. But if you use water-resistant sunscreen you don’t need to reapply it often like in two hours. Just see how many hours it can resist water and you are good for that time. In the case of water, no Sunscreen can protect you as they claim. Because after all, they are water-resistant, not waterproof. So keeping that in mind I choose a Water resistance sunscreen.

7. Reapply

We do not reapply, right? Even though I am saying this it’s hard to reapply every two hours! I mean, Come on! Every two hours! But that’s what dermatologist says and I know. Sometimes I forget. Sometimes it’s not possible in public transport, I got you, girl. But whenever you remember and possibly reapply it. Also if you have makeup on, you can use powder sunscreen over it. Now, most of the time we don’t need to reapply when we are in the office. You just need to apply it before going out of the house, and when you reach the office within two hours. So maybe it’s not as hard as it sounds when you try!

Sunscreen: Dont’s

8. Products With SPF are NOT Enough

This bothers me when someone says my foundation has SPF or my cream has SPF. Really? 1st question, if that has SPF, what’s the number? Is it a broad spectrum? If your answer is still good then in what concentration? Just think the product can do other works, for example, enough pigments like BB cream or skin-repairing ingredients how can that same product will contain enough ingredients to act as a barrier? Use proper sunscreen. Will you only use a moisturizer with foundation properties for bridal makeup? Then why the same is not for Sunscreen? The rule is applied to everything. If you’re applying Vitamin C then apply Vitamin C serum not something with Vitamin C, E, B12, A, etc.

9. Don’t Mix it

In the last rule, I already mentioned waiting after applying Sunscreen. But you may think it’s not that serious, I don’t mind if it gets mixed. But it is serious. Also, some may use it by mixing it with moisturizer, and foundation. Huge! Many do this. Don’t. It’s not enough that’s different but mixing it with another product means neither of them can work. Sunscreen should make an even layer on your whole skin, but when you’re mixing it with another product it gets mixed and does not cover every part of your skin equally. It may not cover some portions. In some portions, Sunscreen molecules will be underneath, in other portions, the molecules will be on the top. That way it can’t build the barrier your skin needs. But you can go for two layers, one is Sunscreen, and on the top layer foundation with a little bit of sunscreen for extra protection!

10. Better Not

If you’re purchasing your first sunscreen or you have never used it before, it’s better to start with a Chemical Sunscreen. These are easy to use, and blend properly leaving no white cast. There are good physical sunscreens too. But you don’t wanna build a dislike ness for a product you must have to use. Now if your skin is very very sensitive it’s better to use Physical sunscreen. Again it’s not like every Chemical sunscreen gonna bother your skin but I don’t know you, everybody’s skin reacts differently. So just keep this in mind before buying.

11. Store Properly

If you’re keeping your sunscreen under the sun or in a hot place it is gonna expire before the expiry date. Keep it in a cool place, inside of your drawer. Under the heat, sunscreen will break down and will not cover your skin properly evenly. When you are outside, carrying your sunscreen, make sure that you keep it below your purse so it gets minimum heat. On the beach, I have seen sunscreens kept on the sand. Sand is especially very warm compared to air. Do not do that ever. Please keep it within your beach bag and keep your bag under a shade.

12. Expired Sunscreen?

Some do, not everyone. When a skincare item gets expired we apply it to the legs, and feet. For moisturizers that is okay sometimes. But there’s no point in using expired Sunscreen because it will not provide anything to your skin and also may cause harm to your skin.

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Right Order of Skincare

  1. Oil Cleansing. First Step of Double Cleansing.
  2. Cleanser (Water-based) or Facewash. Instead of using both some may use Cleansing cream, balm, or milk with an emulsifier which will help to remove all kinds of oily, watery dirt from the skin
  3. Exfoliate
  4. Detoxifying
  5. Mist spray. You may use Softener in this step.
  6. Toning and Moisturizing deep with Rich Korean Toners.
  7. Essence
  8. Serum
  9. Ampoule
  10. Sheet Mask (Conditions are applied on which step you need to use it based on the texture of your sheet mask, READ THE POST)
  11. Lotions
  12. Moisturizer
  13. Eye Cream
  14. Sunscreen
  15. Lip Balm

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