I know some of you might be like: Boring, but according to Wellplace.nz more New Zealanders die from skin cancer than from traffic accidents. So therefore I see the importance of sharing my opinion and what I have learned from my experience.
So, why use sun protection 20 minutes before going out?
Let me start by explaining why I have set a time to use the sunscreen. I started noticing a while ago that even though I was wearing sun protection before going out I was still getting burnt so I decided to research why.
A number of websites, blogs and channels agreed on the fact that sunscreen as other skincare products are meant to be absorbed by the skin and that process takes a while, on average 20 minutes. Please try not to touch your face and/or the areas where you have used the product because you might remove it or it might not get absorbed properly.
While researching I also found that the minimum protection required is about 30 SPF ( Sun Proof Factor) which would provide 97% protection from UVB radiation. If it is a hot day or beach day, the sunscreen might need to be reapplied as the water or sweat can remove the sunscreen.
What sunscreen to use?
Now that we know a bit more about sunscreen and how to use it, the big question would be which one to use? As some of you might know I like things that are accessible in price, easy to find everywhere and of great quality. I have been using Nivea Moisturising sun lotion SPF 50+ which is easy to find in any supermarket or you could order it online here.