Tuesday, July 5, 2011

beauty tip tuesday: applying sunscreen

how many of you wait until you get to the beach before you apply your sunscreen lotion?  try applying before you leave the house.  better yet, lather it on before you even get into your bathing suit.  This ensures you get an even application and you don't miss any hard to reach places.  So often, we forget to apply lotion just inside of the seam of our suit and we get burned in those areas.  that's happened to you, right?!  I'm now in the habit of keeping all of my sun lotions and swim gear in the same draw in my dressing room, so getting ready for the beach is a real cinch.  Another little tip I picked up from a friend--apply your face sunscreen before bed the night before a beach day.  You certainly need to reapply it the morning but the extra layer doesn't hurt.

here's how to maximize your sun protection:

1.) apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before you leave the house
2.) ask for help to get those hard to reach places like your back
3.) don't forget about your ears and toes!
4.) remember to reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours
5.) just because it's cloudy doesn't mean you can't get burned.


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