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Your complete guide to sun protection

Sunscreen is the most
essential step in your routine.

    On one hand, wearing sunscreen daily can keep you looking years younger, and on the other, it can save your life. No matter how much money you’re currently spending on other skincare and beauty products, if you’re not applying sunscreen, you’re missing the most essential step to healthy skin.
    To help make sure you’re always covered, here's a guide to help you find the perfect sunscreen for you.


First, know the basics of sunscreen:

  • ☀ SPF stands for “Sun Protection Factor.
  • ☀ When you wear sunscreen every day, you reduce your risk of skin cancer by 50%.
  • ☀ UV rays from the sun can cause premature wrinkles, pigmentation and dull skin.
  • ☀ It’s never too early or late to start applying sunscreen!

Our favorite sunscreens this summer:

Shop Acwell aqua capsule sun control gel shop Missha all-round safe block water proof sun milk

Discover your ideal sunscreen:

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Learn more on The Klog

Why nothing else matters if you don't use sunscreen Everything you need to know about the ingredients in your sunscreen How to reapply sunscreen without messing up your makeup SPF, PPD, PA+, UVAPF: What does your SPF label actually mean?

How to Apply Sunscreen


The “A” in UVA stands for aging ray. It’s not only a cancer creator, it plays a major role in aging because it attacks the collagen in your dermis.

The “B” in UVB stands for burning, so it penetrates the skin more superficially. UVB is the main cause of skin cancers and sunburns. It’s best to use a sunscreen that has both UVA and UVB protection. Look for a sunscreen labeled ‘broad spectrum protection,’ which means it has passed the critical wavelength test to protect from both aging and burning rays. For more info, head to The Klog.
Nope. When you combine two products with different SPFs, your total sun protection factor will be equivalent to the highest SPF you applied—in this case, 50. But don’t let this stop you from layering. Protection is protection, and the more products you use with an SPF, the better.
Korean dermatologists recommend applying moisturizer before sunscreen, because it ensures that the sunscreen is layered on evenly so that you will be well protected.
Korean women love layering their skincare products so they typically apply moisturizer and then sunscreen.
Yes! If you're not into layering your skincare, a moisturizer with SPF is fine to use!
Yes, all products seen on Soko Glam are FDA processed and approved.
Yes, you can definitely use facial sunscreens on your body. For the best facial sunscreens to use on your body, click here.
Sunscreens are needed for people of all ages and rest assured, all the products on Soko Glam are FDA processed and approved. For more info on FDA approval of ingredients, head to The Klog.
Yes! Even if you aren't prone to sunburns or the sun isn't out, sunscreen is an every day must! Wearing sunscreen isn't just about premature aging, but it's about protecting yourself from skin cancer as well. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US!
Don't forget to apply on your ears, tops of your feet, hands, neck and chest! Those are the areas that get neglected the most and are often the most tell-tale signs of aging in a person! To learn other sunscreen mistakes you may be making, head to The Klog.