Summer is in full swing and we are all heading outside to enjoy the weather. As we go outdoors we apply sunscreen but are we are we applying it correctly? What do we need to consider before we end up with a sunburn and put ourselves at risk for skin damage or skin cancer?
Why You Must Apply Sunscreen Before the Beach
Plus, 6 other sunscreen mistakes that can set you up for a serious burn
August 1, 2017
Okay, so you are ahead of the curve if you actually bought a bottle of sunscreen and aim to slather some on this summer. But even if your intentions are good, your execution might leave something to be desired.
In fact, people generally make a bunch of mistakes when applying sunscreen, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. And each little mistake you make before you head out in the rays leaves your skin vulnerable to a nasty burn, which can up your risk of skin cancer—including deadly melanoma—down the line.
Here, seven of the most common sunscreen snafus people make—and how you can avoid falling victim to the same fate.