Do you know the correct way to apply sunscreen?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, sunscreen should be applied to bare skin at least 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapplied every 2 hours during sun exposure for continued coverage. Sunscreen should be thoroughly applied to ALL areas of possible exposure. When choosing a sunscreen, it should be SPF 30 or higher and water resistant to provide the broadest spectrum coverage possible. These simple tips can help to prevent skin cancers, premature aging and other skin complications that can occur from sun exposure.
Stay hydrated and have fun in the sun……………….
Alonda Crockett RN, FNP-C