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Despite the scorching heat of summer, that even reaches the highs of 40 degrees Celsius (104 F), many still troops to the beach and water parks to cool off. And since summer had started, there have been several reported cases of drowning and near drowning yet people tend to forget the effect of the sun’s invisible rays. If you say that you always brought along with you your favorite sunscreen protection then that’s good to know yet the controversy lies in the manner of your application.
Forget about the SPF or Sun Protection Factor for it won’t help no matter how high (at least 15) it is if you don’t apply your sunscreen properly. Indeed, sunscreen can help avoid the harmful effects of the UV rays and is quite effective as long as you properly apply it. The CDC has good guidelines on how to apply sunscreen properly on your skin to prevent skin cancer.
Here are the CDC’s guidelines:
- Lather your skin with sunscreen about 30 minutes before you go outside, and always reapply after you swim or sweat heavily.
- If you spend a lot of time outdoors, reapply sunscreen several times throughout the day.
- Thoroughly shake the bottle before applying.
- Apply a thick, thorough layer of sunscreen, and don’t scrimp.
- Don’t forget to use sunscreen on your ears, shoulders, back and the backs of your knees and legs.
I’m sure many of you are guilty of one or two by by not following the right way of applying sunscreen protection.
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