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How often should I use sunscreen?

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You should wear sunscreen every day, even if it's cloudy, rainy, or cold outside. Put it all over your skin about 15 to 30 minutes before going outside.

Remember, the sun's UVA rays come through car windows and glass, so you still need to apply sunscreen even if you're only going to be driving.

Reapply sunscreen every one and a half hours after you sweat or swim.

If you wear foundation, apply sunscreen first and then put on your foundation.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Your Personal Health and Safety." 

American Academy of Dermatology: "Sunscreens."

.: "Oral vitamin D rapidly attenuates inflammation from sunburn: an interventional study."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Your Personal Health and Safety." 

American Academy of Dermatology: "Sunscreens."

.: "Oral vitamin D rapidly attenuates inflammation from sunburn: an interventional study."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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