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3 Crucial Tips for Protecting Your Skin

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to soak up the rays of summer and enjoy quality time with family and friends. But when you're so busy celebrating, it's easy to overlook the importance of protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Sunscreen should be your go-to bestie for outdoor activities, helping to shield your skin from sunburns, premature aging, and potential skin damage. OH MY! So without further adieu, let's dive into three crucial tips for using SPF effectively this Memorial Day weekend!

  1. Choose the Right SPF: When selecting sunscreen, prioritize a broad-spectrum protection with at least SPF 30. This will guard you against both UVA and UVB rays, preventing potential damage. Be mindful of the expiration date on your sunscreen and replace any that has expired to ensure optimal effectiveness. All of our SPFs, like our bestseller, Glow Up! have at least 30, if not 40 SPF.
  2. Apply It Generously: One of the biggest mistakes we make is using too little sunscreen. To provide adequate protection, apply a generous amount to all exposed areas of your body. Don't forget to cover your face, neck, arms, legs, and any other body parts exposed to the sun. Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before heading outdoors, allowing it to absorb into your skin. * Don't forget the 2 fingers rule! If only your face and neck will be exposed, make sure you use the product the length of your first two fingers and about a shot glass worth if you're covering your entire body.
  3. Reapply Often: Sunscreen is not a onetime application. Its efficacy diminishes over time, particularly if you're sweating, swimming, or towel-drying. Remember to reapply your sunscreen every two hours, or more frequently, if you're engaging in water activities. Keep a travel-sized sunscreen with you for easy touch-ups on the go.

As you enjoy the Memorial Day weekend festivities, don't forget to prioritize the health of your skin. Sunscreen is your secret weapon to shield yourself from harmful UV rays and maintain a radiant complexion. Remember, sun damage can have long-term effects, such as premature aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. So, slather on that SPF protection, apply it generously, and reapply often for maximum coverage. Stay safe, enjoy the sun responsibly, and have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!

P.S. We'd love to hear from you! What are your favorite ways to stay protected from the sun during Memorial Day weekend? Share your SPF tips and thoughts in the comments below. Let's celebrate safely in the sun! ☀️🌴👒

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