“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Sunscreen!”
Alright, maybe the phrase is, “…..we all scream for ice cream,” but let’s talk sunscreen! It’s a summer staple that, when used properly, can help you avoid things like sunburn and skin damage. With temperatures heating up, keep these 3 tips in mind as you head outdoors for some fun in the sun.
“The Power of 30” 30 flavors of ice cream may be a bit overwhelming, but 30 is a great number for sun protection. Using a Vivier® UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least an SPF 30 will provide great protection against the summer sun. But that’s not enough. You need to apply at least 30 minutes before heading outdoors to give the sunscreen enough time to absorb; any less than that and you could miss out on valuable protection. So before heading outside, think 30!
“2, Please!” You might be thinking 2 scoops, but it’s actually how often you need to re-apply; every 2 hours – more if you are exercising, swimming, or perspiring – to ensure you are getting the protection that is shown on the bottle (i.e. SPF 30 broad-spectrum protection). Having fun outdoors with the family? Set a reminder on your smartphone or smartwatch as a great reminder to re-apply!
“Don’t skimp!” We may only have a small scoop of ice cream if we’re watching our waistlines, but we shouldn’t skimp on how much sunscreen we use. Not applying enough sunscreen can also reduce valuable sun protection. A good rule of thumb is to apply about one ounce (approximately the amount of a shot glass) to cover the entire body. Saving calories doesn’t sound like much fun, but having healthier, younger looking skin sounds like a great idea!
So on a warm summer day, treat yourself AND your skin. Find the Vivier® sunscreen that’s right for you. We have a formula and finish for every skin type and every skin tone. Let us know which one is your favorite!
Until next time!