Remember that skin that is healing from a sunburn is sensitive to more damage from the sun, so be sure to prevent more sunburn in those areas. The following tips about sunscreen will help you use it
Older adults should always use a
sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to protect their very sensitive
If you have sensitive skin that burns easily, use a sunscreen
with an SPF of at least 30.
If you have dry skin, use a cream or
If you have oily skin or you work in dusty or
sandy conditions, use a gel, which dries on the skin without leaving a
If your skin is sensitive to skin products or you have had a skin
reaction (allergic reaction) to a sunscreen, use a sunscreen
that is free of chemicals, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), preservatives, perfumes, and alcohol.
If you are going to have high
exposure to the sun, consider using a
physical sunscreen (sunblock), such as zinc oxide,
which will stop all sunlight from reaching the skin.
If you need to
use sunscreen and insect repellent with DEET, do not use a product that
combines the two. You can apply sunscreen first and then apply the insect
repellent with DEET, but the sunscreen needs to be reapplied every 2
Do not use tanning booths to get a tan. Artificial
tanning devices can cause skin damage and increase the risk of skin