We all have different levels of tolerance for sunlight before our skin starts to burn. Some can be as short as 10 minutes, while others can last out in the sun for up to an hour.
Once that limit has been reached, you’re literally buying minutes while you’re still under the sun’s harmful rays.
Unfortunately, most people think the only thing you need to do is put on some sunscreen and they’re free to spend as much time in the sun as they want to.
The truth is sunscreen comes with a built-in set of minutes.
To get the most minutes out of your sunscreen, use this formula:
Your maximum time in the sun without burning x the SPF number= safe sun minutes
So if you have fair skin, you may have 10 minutes in the sun before your skin starts turning pink. If the SPF on your sunscreen is 30, multiply that and you’ll have 300 safe sun minutes.
However, if you’re swimming, sweating, or towel-drying frequently, cut the number of safe minutes in HALF.
Don’t let your sun time run out before buying more minutes! Stay safe. Use your sunscreen wisely.
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