Harvard Health Letter

Better way to apply sun screen

Choosing the right sun protection and applying it properly are the most important steps to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays. The best sun protection for your skin starts with a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. About one ounce, approximately two tablespoons, is needed for the average adult body. About one quarter to one third of a tablespoon is right for the face. Sunscreen should be applied to dry skin about 15 minutes before going out in the sun and should be reapplied every couple of hours.
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