Today I would like to answer three important sunscreen questions:
1. The most common one asked by women is, if I put on my sunscreen in the morning and then on top of it I put on a foundation that has an SPF value in it, is the total protection that I get is the addition of the two SPF numbers. Unfortunately it is not. The SPF protection that you do get is the protection of the first product that you apply on your skin, which of course should be your sunscreen.
2. An important question that mothers ask is, can I use my children’s sunscreen, will it protect me, and the answer is of course it will. All sunscreens have a specific SPF value whether it is a child’s sunscreen or an adult’s sunscreen and whatever that SPF value is that is the protection that you will get. To my knowledge there is no difference between sunscreens made for children and sunscreens made for adults and accentually it is a marketing technique, and conversely children can use adult sunscreen.
3. Men ask, are my sunscreen requirements different than women’s, there is one important difference, men need sunscreens that are very light and oil free because their skin is intrinsically more oily and men don’t like putting things that are heavy or greasy things on their face. Sunscreens that are particularly receptive to men are sunscreens that come in a pad form that have very light solution on them and it dries quickly which is much more suitable for a man’s skin.