SPF guide: Apply thoroughly, Reapply, Reapply Reapply....

Most people under apply sunscreen, putting on half of recommended amount means half of the protection. That's why we made Ginger Armor SPF 50, because even if you put on half as much you're still getting a very high SPF--but we recommend applying the correct amount and even more if the sun is really intense!

I made this spray guide to give you a general idea of how much sunscreen you need to protect yourself. If the sun is intense, please apply early and often. You cannot have too much sunscreen on as far as your health is concerned. In order to keep it from looking white and rubbing in properly, you do need to make sure your skin is not moist or over saturated. 

Number of Sprays Guide Based on Body Part & Skin Shade

Body Part Lighter  In between  Darker 
Face, Ears, Neck 2-3 1-2 .5 to 1
Neck 1 .5 to 1 .5 to 1
Hand 1 .5 to 1 .5 to 1
Lips .25 .25 .25

*Reapply every 1-2 hours (including while driving), immediately after swimming & toweling, and every 4-6 hours inside.

  • Think of our mineral sunscreen like gas in your fuel tank, if you’re not using it, it will last longer. So if you’re indoors getting minimal sun ray exposure applying minimally every 4-6 hours is absolutely fine, just 1x per day if you time it right and are indoors most of the day. 
    • Keep in mind that UVA rays are not blocked out by windows (UVA rays are the ones linked to skin Cancer, wrinkles, and sun damage but not visible burns-so you will get skin damage without the noticeable burn if you do not protect this skin even indoors if you’re nearby windows)
  • You can add as much as you like and it will protect you for even longer, like carrying a separate gas tank in your car. If you’re going to be in very intense rays I recommend applying every hour, slightly over applying and seeking out shade whenever possible (typically between the hours of 10am to 4pm, but the UV index will best tell you what the sun exposure is)
  • *First and foremost seek to know what the UV index is wherever you are to determine how intense the UV rays actually are. 
UV index