Nearly two-thirds of Americans use anti-aging products as part of their daily skincare routine, yet only 11% wear sunscreen every day and, incredibly, almost half (46%) never wear sunscreen, according to the recently released 2020 RealSelf Sun Safety Report.
Do people actually wear sunscreen every day?
2020 RealSelf Sun Safety Report: Majority of Americans Don’t Use Sunscreen Daily. The recently released 2020 RealSelf Sun Safety Report found that 62 percent of Americans use anti-aging products as part of their daily skincare routine, but only 11 percent wear sunscreen daily and 46 percent never wear sunscreen.
What percent of the population uses sunscreen?
Just over half (53 percent) of Americans wear sunscreen at least one day a week, and among those, more than nine in 10 (93 percent) apply it to their face. The second most popular body area is the neck (74 percent), followed closely by the arms (73 percent).
How often do people use sunscreen?
Generally, sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating. If you work indoors and sit away from windows, you may not need a second application.
Should you wear sunscreen even if you don’t go outside?
“If you simply stay out of sunlight penetrating your windows, no further indoor precautions are necessary.” Unless you’re working from home in a windowless room, then most of the medical experts we’ve consulted with advise that you wear sunscreen indoors to protect yourself from the sun’s harsh rays.
How bad is it to not wear sunscreen?
Increased risk of skin cancer. Sunburn. Skin discoloration (age spots, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, freckles, etc.) Wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Do most girls wear sunscreen?
Regularly using sunscreen on both the face and other exposed skin was more prevalent among women (29.9%, 95% CI: 27.2% –32.8%) than among men (14.3%, 95% CI: 12.3% –16.6%).
Do people actually reapply sunscreen?
You really do not have to reapply sunscreen every two hours. Sunscreens are broken down by the effects of direct exposure to daylight, not by the passage of time. During an average day – a work day, let’s say – the sunscreen you applied in the morning will still offer enough protection at the end of the day.
How much does the average person spend on sunscreen?
Our estimates reveal that sunscreens are affordable with annual expenditures ranging from $30.21 to $61.94, depending on brand, for SPF 50 sunscreens used with minimal application density for the average person.