We know our title sounds like your mother is guest-blogging for us. Don’t worry—it’s still us, so no lectures. But whether you’re Edward-Cullen pale or Snooki tan, taking care of your skin is part of staying beautiful…and healthy. Sunscreen is just as important to your beauty regimen as any lipstick or conditioner. Here’s everything you’ll need to know to defend your skin against its arch-enemy: The Sun.
Yeah, There’s a Sunscreen for That: Choosing the Right Type for Your Skin
We’ve heard every excuse in the book for not wearing sunscreen. “My skin is too dry/too oily/too old/too white/too Vitamin D deficient!” Sorry to get all Dr. Laura on you here, but it’s time for tough love: there are no excuses when it comes to sunscreen. You can find the right formula for almost any skin type if you know what to look for:
Applying Sunscreen the Right Way: Because Scorched Is Nobody’s Color
Squirt onto hand. Slather on. Party at pool all day. Putting on sunscreen is as simple as that, right? Not exactly. First, don’t be a scrooge with the amount. Be generous, and apply it to all your bare skin. Second, sunscreen takes about 15 minutes to absorb. Apply and then take a Facebook or Candy Crush break before heading out. Finally, reapply, reapply, reapply! Sunscreen only lasts two hours max. Add water to the mix, and you’re looking at 40-80 minutes.
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