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“How much sunscreen should I apply?”


Did you know that most people only apply 25-50% of the recommended amount of broad spectrum sunscreen? It’s true. And if you’re not wearing enough, you’re not protecting yourself from the UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer and early skin aging.

Here’s the right amount to apply:
For the Face:
A couple of pea-size amounts to cover the entire face.

For the Body:
One ounce, enough to fill a shot glass, to cover the exposed areas of the body. Adjust the amount of sunscreen applied depending on your body size.

Want to know the right amount to apply for even more skin care  – like eye products, masks or cleansers? Click here.


Comments (2)

Corinne says:
Feb 27, 2017

You only have one product that is SPF 50. The cancer society suggests 55 spf. Why? Should all your sunscreens be 55 plus?

    Bioelements says:
    Feb 28, 2017

    Hi Corinne, The American Cancer Society recommends wearing any SPF over 30 for outdoor activities, not 55. Learn more here.

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