Apply sunscreen approximately 30 minutes before being in the sun (for best results) so that it can be absorbed by the skin and less likely to wash off when you perspire.
Remember to reapply sunscreen after swimming or strenuous exercise.
Apply sunscreen often throughout the day if you work outdoors, and wear hats and protective clothing.
Sunscreen keeps your skin healthier in other ways as well.
It protects sensitive skin against sunburn and it reduces the appearance of sun damage – discolorations and dark spots, sagging or leathery skin, and wrinkles.
These protections help your skin maintain a more even skin tone overall.
The most common sunscreens contain chemical filters.
These products typically include a combination of two to six of the following active ingredients: Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Homosalate, and Octinoxate. Mineral sunscreens use zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.