So the worst thing ever for your skin is getting burnt, and it only takes 15 minutes out in the sun for that to happen. I got badly burnt on Monday and I'm still in pain. So how do you avoid getting burnt?
Wearing sunscreen really helps. Every year before this year, I would hate tanning. It's so bad for your skin, it ages you, and all of that stuff. This year though, I actually wanted to stop looking so pale. So on Monday I went to the beach with my best friend. I put on sun screen, SPF 50 to be exact, and just laid out in the sun for 4 hours. I could feel the burn the last half hour I was there. It only got worse, and I ended up getting sun poisoning. I feel better now, but I know that it's something that no one wants to get.
What should you look for in your sunscreen bottle? Well make sure it's at least SPF 30. Also make sure it protects against UV-A and UV-B rays. Look at the ingredients and make sure it contains zinc oxide or titanium oxide. Those two ingredients help block harmful UV rays.
How should it be applied? It should be applied 15-30 minutes before going outside, that way your skin can absorb it. Also make sure to reapply it ever 2 hours. If you're swimming, sweating, or using a spray sun screen, make sure to apply that every 60-90 minutes.
Make sure to use these tips the next time you plan to be out in the sun!