Sun exposure can also lead to dark spots or patches, so here are some expert tips to help you:

It is essential to apply sunscreen, not only on the face, but also on all exposed areas. The back of the neck and arms are extremely vulnerable to sun damage too.

The sunscreen should be applied about 20 minutes before sun exposure. If you happen to be in the sun for more than an hour, you should reapply the sunscreen.

A sunscreen with SPF 15-20 is adequate for most skins. But if the skin is more sensitive and tends to burn easily, one should use a sunscreen with a higher SPF of 30-40.

Avoid rubbing the sunscreen into the skin. It is better to pat it on.

Also remember to apply sunscreen while swimming, holidaying by the sea or in the hills. Reflective surfaces, like water and snow actually increase the effects of UV rays.

For oily skin, look for an 'oil-free' product, or apply a sunscreen lotion, rather than a sunscreen cream. Add a drop of water to it, to provide a lighter coverage.

If the skin is very dry, apply a sunscreen cream. Or, you can apply a moisturising cream first. Wait for a few minutes and then apply the sunscreen.


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