How Often Should I Apply Sunscreen?

This may be an off topic for geeks, but an useful one to everyone who loves to protect their from harsh sun rays. Most of us know that applying sunscreen helps in protecting skin but do we know when should we apply ? Should we apply just before exposing to sun or few minutes early? How often should I repeat applying? Continue reading for answers to these questions


Researchers from US National Library of Medicine says

Advice given to sunscreen users should be to apply sunscreen liberally to exposed sites 15 to 30 minutes before going out into the sun, followed by reapplication of sunscreen to exposed sites 15 to 30 minutes after sun exposure begins. Further reapplication is necessary after vigorous activity that could remove sunscreen, such as swimming, toweling, or excessive sweating and rubbing.

So next time you plan to go out for sun bath, make sure that you follow the above tips for effective protection from harsh rays. You can read full details of the research over here and for more useful information about sunscreen check this article.

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