Sunscreen 101: How To Apply Sunscreen Properly

Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD

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Approximately one in five people will develop skin cancer during their life — and getting sunburnt, especially if burns happen on a more consistent basis, can increase your risk. Luckily, sunscreen can protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. However, it only works as well as it's applied, so knowing how to put sunscreen on — and knowing which sunscreen is best for your skin — goes a long way. 

From SPF to reapplication, there's a lot of factors to consider when it comes to warding off sunburn. And we've rounded all of the need-to-know information up in our Sunscreen 101 guide. So, let's learn the basics — and get to actually enjoying the sun!