Dr. Tull’s Summer Skincare Tips
With the unofficial start of summer here already, it’s important to remember these sun safety tips:
• The sun’s rays are strongest between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Seek shade between these hours. Even on a cloudy day, you can be sunburned by UV radiation.
• Wear sun-protective clothing like wide brimmed hats and sunglasses.
Although maybe not as apparent as a blaring sunburn after a long day of summer fun, UV eye damage is just as dangerous.
• Apply your sunscreen generously. There’s no such thing as too much sunscreen.
The guidelines are to apply one ounce — enough to fill a shot glass — to the exposed areas of the body, or if you’re using a spray, apply until an even sheen appears on the skin and rub it in.
We asked Dr. Tull for her top summer skincare tips. Her number one tip is to reapply sunscreen often — every two hours or more frequently — especially after swimming, heavy perspiration, or toweling off. Keeping a misting sunscreen in the fridge or cooler feels great for reapplications. Also, liquid and cream sunscreens will denature (become inactive) if left in the heat. Do not leave these in the car. The one exception is a powder sunscreen, like Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush.