It has been so long that I have myself followed applying sunscreen rule that I could not justify a post on it. Since almost two months though, I have been consistent and seeing the results. One of the major grouches with using sunscreen for me has always been determining how much sunscreen should you use.
What you are applying – is it too little, is it too much, it is getting greasy, it is sticking out on the skin, making a whitish cast on the skin. There are just too many problems with applying sunscreen and that is when I am not even mentioning reapplication.
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How much Sunscreen should you use?
Two Finger Rule
A long time back, like 5 years, I read somewhere that you must use the two finger rule to determine how much sunscreen should you use. According to this, you are supposed to apply two finger length of sunscreen on each part of your body. And, that it is a whole lot of product and, just like every other rule, the amount of sunscreen you get is determined by the texture of the product. Impossible!
Tip No. 1 – Apply sunscreen in Layers and Dots
I like to apply my sunscreen in layers and dots. First, I dot the sunscreen at the eyes and around the face and neck and decolletage. Blend. Repeat. Blend. Repeat till I am sure the sunscreen is evenly blended. Special attention to hair line, nose crevices and jaw lines. I also tend to use different sunscreens for face and body which saves money as well as a lot of hassle.