Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 40

40

DIY

HOW TO

YOU'RE PROBABLY DOING IT WRONG,
IF YOU'RE DOING IT AT ALL. HERE'S OUR
FULL COVERAGE OF SUN PROTECTION

BY CARRIE SCHEDLER
You might know to slap
on a layer or two of SPF
before stepping into
the summer sun, but the reality
is this: Whatever you're doing to
shield yourself from damaging rays,
there is always room to improve
your protection.
"There are all kinds of options for
sunscreen now," says Steve Xu, MD,
a dermatologist and member of the
American Board of Dermatology.
He says there is sun protection
that works for everyone, from the
squirmiest little ones to grown-ups
with particular skin care preferences.
Here's your guide to using sunscreen smarter.

Apply more than you think.
Like, a lot more.

The recommended amount of sunscreen for adults is a full shot glass'
worth to the entire body-most
people use less than half of that
amount, Xu says. "If you apply an
SPF 30 but only apply about half
of what you should, it becomes
more like an SPF 7 protectionwise," he says.

Cover every extremity.

Often people get their arms, legs,
back and face but miss equally

vulnerable body parts. Necks, ears
and tops of heads are common areas
where dermatologists spot skin
cancer because they're overlooked
in sunscreen application. Don't
forget the lips-Xu recommends
keeping SPF-containing lip balms at
the ready.

Reapply early and often.

"Every two hours is the golden rule,
more often if you're getting sweaty
or going in the water," Xu says. This
applies even if you're opting for a
water-resistant sunscreen-no sunscreen can truly be waterproof, so
it's only giving you extended protection rather than a perfect shield in
wet conditions.

Need a
Reminder?

Download sunZapp, which a team
of scientists developed using
data from the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration.
The app alerts users when to
stay in the shade to avoid peak
rays and when to reapply sunscreen. Find it in Apple's App
Store and on Google Play.

How to
Choose a
Formula

There are two main types
of sunscreens: chemical,
which work by absorbing
the sun's damaging rays
before they can penetrate
your skin, and physical,
which act as a reflective
surface to bounce away
rays. Which one is best?
That depends.
Looking for the
smoothest application?
Go chemical. "Chemical
sunscreens spread more
easily, which is why
people love them," says
Steve Xu, MD, a member
of the American Board
of Dermatology. They are
easier to apply and won't
rub off as much when
sweating or swimming.
Chemical sunscreens also
usually don't leave behind
a white cast. Look for
active ingredients such as
avobenzone, homosalate
and octinoxate.
Have sensitive skin?
Physical's your friend.
Physical sunscreens sit on
top of the skin rather than
soaking in, which is good
for people who are sensitive to certain ingredients.
These products also go to
work right away, because
there is no wait time for
absorption, and fewer
ingredients are needed to
achieve broad-spectrum
coverage. Physical sunscreens have one of two
active ingredients: titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.

PHOTO BY GETTY
STOCKSY
IMAGES

Apply
Sunscreen

SUMMER 2020 VIM & VIGOR

FdVSU20_40-41_how_to_sunscreen.indd 40

2/18/20 9:42 AM



Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - Cover1
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - Cover2
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 1
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 2
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 3
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 4
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 5
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 6
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 7
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 8
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 9
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 10
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 11
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 12
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 13
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 14
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 15
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 16
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 17
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 18
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 19
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 20
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 21
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 22
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 23
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 24
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 25
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 26
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 27
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 28
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 29
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 30
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 31
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 32
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 33
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 34
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 35
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 36
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 37
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 38
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 39
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 40
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 41
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 42
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 43
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 44
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 45
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 46
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 47
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 48
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 49
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 50
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 51
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 52
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 53
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 54
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 55
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - 56
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - Cover3
Vim & Vigor - Summer 2020 - UVA - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2021fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2021summer-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2021spring-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2020winter-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2020summer-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2020spring-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2019winter-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2019fall-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2019summer-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2019spring-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2018winter-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2018fall-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2018summer-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2018spring-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2017winter-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2017fall-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2017summer-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2017spring-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2016winter-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2016fall-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/manifest/vimvigor_2016summer-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2016spring-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2015winter-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2015fall-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2015summer-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2015spring-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2014winter-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2014fall-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2014summer-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2014spring-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2013winter-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2013fall-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2013summer-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2013spring-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2012winter-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2012fall-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2012summer-uva
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/vimvigor_2012spring-uva
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com