Summer is back and you don’t know how to choose the right sunscreen? Here are few tips that might help you.
Generally speaking, the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) recommends to use a broad spectrum sunscreen (that protects against UVA and UVB) with SPF 30 or higher, from the age of 6 months.
- Apply your sunscreen 30 minutes before you go outside. The equivalent of 2 tablespoon (30 ml) is normally enough to cover the whole body.
- Apply the protection every 2 hours, after swimming or heavy perspiration.
- Protect your lips with a lip balm of SPF 30.
- Don’t forget to protect sensitive areas such as the eyes zone, ears and nose.
- Look preferably for Mexoryl SX and XL and Tinosorb S and M labels in the list of ingredients. These are some of the photostable substances that give a very high protection for a little concentration compared to other active ingredients, in a way to reduce skin irritation risks.
Consult a pharmacist or a dermatologist to help you make the best choice according to your skin type.