Give your skin some extra protection before even exposing it to the sun.No matter how hard some of us try to be vigilant with sunscreen, it's still easy to end up burned, red or more exposed than we intended on long vacation days spent under the sun.
But one study says you can prevent the burn by diligently applying sunscreen in the days leading up to extended sun exposure.
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Researchers at the Department of Dermatology at Denmark's Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen applied SPF 30 sunscreen to subjects three times a day for five consecutive days. Those who used chemical sunscreen (like avobenzone and oxybenzone, that are, in chemistry-speak, confusingly known as organic sunscreens) were found to have an extra SPF 1.56 more than normal. Those who used physical-blocking mineral sunscreen (like titanium and zinc oxide, known as particle sunscreens) experienced an SPF 2.45 increase.
What does that mean? If, for example, you're usually able to stay in the sun an hour before burning, then the Read More »from Do This NOW to Prevent Sunburn This Weekend