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  • Writer's pictureFaith Ferratto

How Often Do I Apply Sunscreen (Very Often)

Updated: May 14, 2021


Incidence rates

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

It is estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day.

Research estimates that nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), affects more than 3 million Americans a year.

Invasive melanoma is projected to be the fifth most common cancer for men (60,190 cases) and sixth most common cancer for women (40,160 cases) in 2020. If you are diagnosed this is not the skin cancer you want.

Nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma every day. In 2020, it is estimated that 6,850 deaths will be attributed to melanoma — 4,610 men and 2,240 women

Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of skin color.

How much sunscreen should I use, and how often should I apply it?

Most people only apply 25-50 percent of the recommended amount of sunscreen.8

Apply enough sunscreen to cover all exposed skin. Most adults need about 1 ounce — or enough to fill a shot glass — to fully cover their body.

Don't forget to apply to the tops of your feet, your neck, your ears and the top of your head.

Apply sunscreen to dry skin 15 minutes before going outdoors.

Skin cancer also can form on the lips. To protect your lips, apply a lip balm or lipstick that contains sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

When outdoors, reapply sunscreen approximately every two hours, or after swimming or sweating, according to the directions on the bottle.

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Favorite Sunscreens I use on my clients and myself and are easy to purchase:

See you soon xo Faith


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