The 9 Biggest Sun-Protection Mistakes

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You're Skimping on the Stuff-
If you don't apply the right amount of sunscreen, you're not getting the protection you need. Dermatologist Jeannette Graf ... more 
Photo by: Photo: Condé Nast Digital Studio
You're Skimping on the Stuff-
If you don't apply the right amount of sunscreen, you're not getting the protection you need. Dermatologist Jeannette Graf recommends using a nickel-size amount for your face and two shot glasses' worth on your body. If you're going to spend a lot of time outside, slather it on everywhereâ€"even if you plan on wearing a bathing suit or clothesâ€"and do so at least 20 minutes before you leave, so it has time to sink in. "If you wait until you get to the beach to apply it, your skin will be vulnerable while it penetrates," Graf says. less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 4:30 PM EDT
We all know the importance of sunscreen. But if you're guilty of making one of these missteps, you're not as well protected as you think. Here's what to watch out for as you slather on the SPF. MORE FROM ALLURE: