|This beauty feels good that she is properly prepared to keep safe in the sun.|
Having practically a full bottle of last year’s sunscreen around does not mean that you should use it this year. Sunscreens expire even though the formula may seem the same consistency as the last time that you applied it. If you intend to safeguard yourself from the damaging effects of the sun, then replace it.
Before you plan on spending much time outdoors in direct sunlight, be sure to properly lube yourself up at least a half hour before. The recommended amount of sunscreen that you should be going for is about an ounce of it. An easy way to calculate this is pouring some water into a measuring cup will help you approximate the amount needed.
By all means, do not leave your sunscreen in your hot car, some patio table or next to you when you go to the beach, etc. where the sun can beat down on it. Doing this will only break down the formula as you gently cook it through that powerful heat. Instead, keep it in a cooler, insulated bag or styrofoam container with some ice packs to guard that formula so that it can keep you safe!
No, ice packs on hand? Try improvising. You can always make your own by saving a clean bottle or jar then filling half way with water to freeze. Peanut butter jars are great to pack in your insulated bag or cooler to keep food as well as that sunscreen in good shape.
You also might want to read my post on summer skin care to keep beautiful. If the worst happens and you find yourself sunburned, I hope you read another post of mine with a DIY cooling sunburn fix that can help lessen that pain.