The teaspoon rule of applying sunscreen

March 22, 2016

SunSense recommend the following simple steps to help provide and maintain reliable protection from the sun.
1.Follow the Teaspoon Rule by applying the proper amount of sunscreen:

  • Apply sunscreen evenly. It is important to apply more than ½ teaspoon (3ml) of sunscreen to each arm, face and neck.
  • Apply more than 1 teaspoon (6ml) of sunscreen to each leg, 1 teaspoon to front and 1 teaspoonn to back of body.

2.Apply SunSense sunscreen liberally at least 20 minutes before going outdoors.
3.Cover up with sun protective clothing, hat, eyewear and seek shade.
4.Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Do not stay too long in the sun, even while using a sunscreen product.
5.Reapply SunSense sunscreen regularly, especially after swimming, exercising, perspiration and towelling dry.
Schneider J. The Teaspoon Rule of applying Sunscreen. Arch Dermatol. 2002; 138 (838-839).

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