Featured in ESInsider, the Evening Standard’s luxury lifestyle and A-list news platform, in their article “How much suncream does Mark Zuckerberg really need to wear? An investigation”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called everything from a ‘rare sea mime’ to the Joker after a picture of his extremely liberal use of sunscreen went viral two days ago. ESInsider decided to ask the experts, how much is too much? and how you should actually be applying your sunscreen.
Here’s what our medical director had to say “Zuckerberg gets top marks for applying sunscreen at all as most people don’t apply a thick enough layer. However, a layer that thick is definitely not recommended- there aren’t any proven benefits for using that much.” She adds that Zuckerberg’s enthusiasm for SPF could actually lead to problems in future “It may lead to clogged pores, congestion and breakouts. The best way to protect yourself against the sun is to choose a sunscreen that contains a broad spectrum of UVA, UVB and HEV filters, making a habit of re-applying it every 2-3 hours.”
So, the consensus is that Zuckerberg has taken the sunscreen a little too far. Regardless, our top skin tip is always sunscreen, every day no matter what the weather.