There are so many different choices of sunscreen to purchase, and when you’re serious about preserving your skin health, it’s important to make the right choice. Don’t allow yourself to get too overwhelmed and give up on the process. Consider these tips instead.

1. Know what SPF to buy – no sunscreen can block out 100% of UV rays regardless of the SPF rating, but SPF 30 or higher does block out 97% while SPF 15 only blocks 93%. If sunscreen of this strength is applied every 2 hours, sunburn can be prevented.

2. Look for water-resistant or sweat-proof sunscreen – when you’re going about your daily life, you may sweat or encounter water, even if you’re not intending to go swimming. Using a sunscreen designed to sustain sweat, rubbing and water will reduce the risk of UV exposure. Sunscreen cannot be waterproof and must be reapplied to be effective.

3. Consider your skin needs – there are many different products in different formats. Heavy lotions, light creams, aerosol sprays. If you have oily skin, you may find that a heavier substance blogs pours and causes skin problems. If you have sensitive skin, certain sunscreen may be irritable. Buy a small bottle when you try new sunscreen for the first time to ensure you like your choice.

4. Make sure you like the product – the best sunscreen is the one that you will use. Whether you buy a lotion, spray, gel, wax stick, or cream is a matter of personal preference. Just make sure you like it.

Visit Elite Facial Plastic Surgery’s website today and schedule a complimentary consultation with our aesthetician who can assist you with all of your skin care needs!

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