How long does sunscreen last?
Sunscreen re-application is as important as initial application. Sunscreen lotion should be applied 30 minutes prior to be exposed to the sun, and usually lasts for about 2 hours once on the skin. And so, it is important to reapply sun protection throughout the day to ensure its full effect. Carrying a non toxic sunscreen mist like the Anthelios Mist from La Roche-Posay is perfect in this regard as you can carry it with you throughout the day, touching up as needed. Sunscreen, once opened, generally can last up to 3 years until its protection value lessens.
How to apply sunscreen on face correctly?
Apply a sunscreen moisturizer to the face as follows:
- Step 1: Choose a sunscreen that is best suited for you. The SPF number refers to Sun Protection Factor. Choose between lotions, gels, or sprays depending on your skin type.
- Step 2: After cleansing and moisturizing, apply face-safe sunscreen. Gently rub a generous amount throughout your whole face.
- Step 3: Once evenly distributed, wait 10-15 minutes for the sunscreen to be fully absorbed before applying makeup. La Roche Posay’s Mineral tinted sunscreen lets you skip a step, offering light coverage and protection.
- Step 4: Make sure to wait 30 minutes before exposing your face to sunlight.
Can you still get a tan with sunscreen on?
Long term exposure to the sun will result in sun spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. That is not to say one cannot enjoy a tan. The trick to getting a golden glow while protecting your skin is the UV protection level of sunscreen. SPF usually ranges from 15 to 60 and refers to the percentage of UV rays blocked or refracted from skin. Choosing a lower SPF number will give you some UV protection while also getting some colour on your skin. If you burn easily, you can still opt for a higher level SPF to ensure a safe tan.
Is Anthelios Sunscreen a safe sunscreen?
Don’t face the day without our Anthelios sun protection creams and lotions. With more than 40 years of research, La Roche-Posay has developed a range of non-toxic sunscreen for sensitive skin that will allow you to enjoy your days in the sun worry free. While most sunscreens leave your face feeling weighed down, Anthelios’ sunscreen for face has a lightweight texture that is ideal for daily SPF protection. Anthelios is also a safe sunscreen option for anyone suffering from sensitive skin or atopic dermatitis. Protect your skin from everyday sun damage by including Anthelios’ sun blocking power in your beauty routine with our tinted sunscreen primer for sensitive skin. For combined hydration and UVA protection try our non-greasy Anthelios SX sunscreen lotion, perfect for sensitive and dehydrated skin. To address aging concerns and loss of skin density, discover La Roche-Posay’s anti-aging care line, Substiane.