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Your Ultimate Guide to Sunscreen Application, According to Dermatologist

From product selection to sunscreen application, these ten tips empower you to protect your skin effectively against harmful UV rays.

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Vogue Arabia, March 2020. Photo: Nick Thompson

We all know how important it is to slather on sunscreen before heading outdoors, but did you know that it’s equally—if not more—crucial to apply SPF even when you’re indoors? Or that you really should be reapplying about every two hours?

Because the hard and fast rules of UV protection are often blurred, we’ve reached out to dermatologists to find the truth behind sunscreen: when to wear it, how much to apply, and for how long.

1. Sunscreen should be worn daily, no matter your location — indoors and outdoors.

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