How to choose Sunscreen?
To make best of your sunscreen remember to:
- Choose one with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 15 or higher that offers broad spectrum protection - meaning both UVA and UVB rays. The safety factor is calculated as time spent in the sun safely before skin starts burning – let’s say 10 min. - It is multiplied by factor value. 10 min x 15 = 150 minutes. That is a guideline only. With my light skin tone I need SPF 30 and have to reapply every hour.
- My preference is to use sunscreen that contains mineral filters versus chemical. Physical (mineral) filters that remain on the surface of the skin are much safer. They reflect suns rays and are better for people with sensitive skin.
- Remember to reapply often even when not engaging in water activities. Creams rub off!
- Do not use on babies younger than 6 months old.
- Use recommended amount of cream.