Spray sunscreen is a useful measure when it is necessary to take ways to combat ultraviolet rays for the body, face and neck. Sunscreen sprays are really convenient and attractive, but users tend to think that all they have to do is "just spray sunscreen once". Therefore, it is necessary to know how to use spray sunscreen properly to achieve optimal skin protection effect.
1. How to use a spray sunscreen
When it comes to spray sunscreen, this is a much easier and more attractive use than using a topical sunscreen. However, if the user neglects, it will be easier to lead to the use of sunscreen unevenly than by hand.
Accordingly, it is necessary to keep in mind the following points when applying sunscreen to help apply sunscreen in a spray form evenly, allowing to feel the effects of sunscreen more clearly:
Seven points when using a spray sunscreen:
Note 1: Shake thoroughly before use
- Note 2: For the face and neck, spray on the palms and disperse evenly before applying
- Note 3: Place your palm tightly against the skin and apply it evenly on every corner
- Note 4: Apply it evenly to the body (keep the aerosol 10 to 15 cm away from the body), rotate the aerosol in a large circular motion
- Note 5: Spray sunscreen more carefully on the chest and shoulder area, areas prone to tan
- Note 6: Last check the areas that tend to forget to apply the cream, namely between the eyes, the sides of the nostrils, the hairline, behind the ears or neck, the edging of the neck, back, feet and knees
2. How to spray sunscreen on the face and neck
Details of the steps of spraying sunscreen on the face and neck are as follows:
- First of all, shake the sunscreen container thoroughly.
- For the skin of the face, it is not recommended to spray directly, but should put a sufficient amount of sunscreen in the palm before use.
- Use your palms to evenly scatter sunscreen on every corner above.
- Do not spray sunscreen directly on the neck, but should apply it to the palm and then apply it evenly on the skin to use carefully.
- Spray directly on the hair with a distance of 10 to 15 cm. It is important to spray evenly on the hair and the hair also needs to be sunscreen.
- Pay attention to avoid forgetting to apply sunscreen on the hairline, neck contour, legs, sides of the nostrils and back of the neck. So, let's focus more on these skin areas.
3. How to spray sunscreen for your whole body
For arms and legs, users should spray some sunscreen directly on the palm and apply it to the skin. After that, rub the palms into the skin and evenly spread the cream gently in large circular movements. Apply carefully to the area from the arms to the shoulders and chest, as this area is very susceptible to tan.
Pay attention to apply the cream evenly on the skin. Areas with a thin layer of sunscreen will tend to be tanned, so patiently spray and apply sunscreen evenly throughout the body with the palms.
Commonly forgotten places to apply sunscreen on the body are the back of the hands, the back of the feet, the knees and the sides of the torso. When not paying attention to apply sunscreen to the back of the foot, the tanned skin will cause the marks of footwear to look aesthetically pical.
4. Other notes when spraying sunscreen
Avoid inhaling spray sunscreen. The use form of sunscreen spray is considered less safe than the topical form due to the risk of accidental inhalation, especially for children. Accordingly, attention should be focused when using so as not to inhale spray sunscreen as well as never spray sunscreen around or near the face or mouth. Instead, spray sunscreen on your hands first before applying them to your face.
Avoid using spray sunscreen on windy days. These conditions make it more difficult to apply sunscreen and increase the risk of accidental inhalation of it.
Never spray sunscreen near heat sources or flames or while smoking. Although sunscreen is usually not easy to ignite, it is best to never spray it on the grill, candles or other sources of fire. At the same time, users also need to ensure that the sunscreen layer has been thoroughly rubbed and dried before approaching any flames.
Choose the right sunscreen. As well as topical sunscreens, dermatologists recommend finding spray sunscreens that are broad-spectrum, waterproof and have an SPF of 30 or higher. The concept of "broad spectrum" means that sunscreen will protect against both types of harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause skin cancer without just fighting sunburn rays.
Pay attention to other ways of sun protection. Since no sunscreen blocks 100% of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, it is important to find shade and wear protective clothing whenever possible, including long-sleeved shirts, trousers, wide-brimmed hats and UV-resistant sunglasses.
5. Tips to help prolong the effect of sunscreen
In order to retain the effect of sunscreen in protecting the skin from the effects of the sun, it is extremely important to apply more layers of sunscreen. Specifically:
When the skin is sweating and wipes sweat with a towel or after swimming for hours, it is necessary to reapply.
Even if the above activities are not performed, users still need to re-apply sunscreen every two to three hours if they are still outdoors.
6. Causes of uneven application of sunscreen
If a person's skin is not in a healthy condition, such as dry due to a lack of adequate skincare, the skin will become dry, lumpy bottles. This will make the skin more vulnerable to the effects of UV rays. To protect your skin from UV rays, moisturize your skin well before applying sunscreen, not only in winter but also in summer when sweating a lot.
Apply sunscreen unevenly
If you are too economical for the amount of sunscreen to use or even when applied too much, this can also lead to uneven application. Accordingly, it is necessary to pay attention to use only a sufficient amount and apply it evenly on the skin carefully.
Do not repeat the application of sunscreen
When the skin sweats a lot and wipes sweat with a towel, when operating underwater such as swimming, bathing, sunscreen will be washed out and its effect will also be diminished. At this time, users should re-apply sunscreen every two to three hours.
In summary, sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer and also one of the necessary daily skin care steps. In particular, spray sunscreen can bring convenience, more quickly, especially when used for children. However, it is important to take note when spraying sunscreen to ensure that your own skin and your family are always best protected from negative sun effects.
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Reference sources: consumerreports.org, marieclaire.com, aad.org, anessa.shiseido.co.jp
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