We all know we should wear sunscreen when heading outside on a sunny day, but did you know it should be a part of your daily skin care routine?
“Sunscreen should be applied 365 days a year,” says Dr. Melissa Wise, a dermatologist at The Skin Group. “An SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 should be enough for most of us, but an SPF of 30 or higher is recommended. Apply one ounce — like filling a shot glass — every two hours.”
One situation in which sunscreen is needed that folks tend to forget about is driving. Skin damage tends to occur on the left side of the body more than the right due to driving, and sun exposure while driving can cause brown spots on the back of the hands from holding the steering wheel. Avoid this daily exposure by using a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30.