How to Apply Sunscreen ☀️

Hey all you sun-kissed adventurers! Summer's finally approaching, and we all know what that means – time to soak up those rays and get that beach babe glow (or, you know, just a healthy tan). But hold on there, lizard legs – before you turn into a human lobster, let's talk about sun protection.

Sunscreen? It's basically your skin's superhero suit. Think of it as a real-life Sun Zapper (because sunburn is the WORST). Here's how to apply this sun-fighting shield like a total boss:

mineral zinc sun cream sun zapper zinc oxide reef safe sunscreen

How to apply Sun Cream Like a Pro!

Sunscreen Selection: Choose Your Weapon!

First up, gotta grab your sunscreen. Look for one with SPF 30 or higher, and make sure it says "broad spectrum" on the label. That means it blocks both UVA and UVB rays – the sunburn squad and the wrinkly ray team, respectively. No wrinkles here, thanks very much! All of our sunscreen at Sun Zapper is SPF 50+ so will leave you nice and protected.

Shake it Like a Polaroid Picture!

Sunscreen can be a bit like a grumpy grandpa in the morning – it needs a good shake to wake up! Give the bottle a good jostle before use to make sure all the ingredients are ready to fight those pesky rays.

Sunscreen Savvy: Apply Like a Pro!

Alright, listen up because this is where most people mess up. You need WAY more sunscreen than you think. We're talking an entire shot glass worth (about an ounce) for your whole body. Don't skimp! And hit all those sneaky spots – ears, neck, tops of feet, even that weird part that shows when you wear a high ponytail. Sunburned scalps are NOT a cute look, trust me.

Sunscreen Squad: Buddy Up!

Applying sunscreen to your own back is basically like trying to pat your head and rub your belly at the same time. Don't be afraid to ask a friend or fam member for help – sharing is caring, especially when it comes to sun safety!

Sunscreen Re-Up: Don't Be a Slacker!

Sunscreen isn't invincible, my friends. Sweating, swimming, or just chilling out in the sun can wear it down. Reapply every two hours, or more often if you're getting sweaty or taking a dip.

Sun Safety All Day: More Than Just Sunscreen!

Sunscreen is your BFF, but it's not your only weapon in the sun protection arsenal. Seek shade during the hottest part of the day (like, 10 am to 4 pm, yikes!), wear a wide-brimmed hat (because floppy hats are awesome, fight me), and throw on some cool, loose-fitting clothes.

mineral zinc oxide sun cream uk

By following these tips, you can totally conquer the sun and have an epic summer. Remember, a little sunscreen goes a long way in keeping your skin happy and healthy. So, slather up, throw on your swimsuit (because who doesn't love a pool party?), and get out there and soak up the fun (safely, of course)!

Do you fancy some unbeatable zinc oxide sunscreen that will leave you protected when you need it the most? Trust Sun Zapper, we've got you covered. 

Back to blog