How much sunscreen do you use on your face? A dab or two on your cheeks and forehead? A nickel-sized blob? I have often read that experts recommend using one tablespoon on the face and two tablespoons for the body. Last week while I was making Linzer cookies, I was measuring out butter and one tablespoon looked like a pretty big lump to apply to my face. It got me thinking. I know that butter is 100% fat so perhaps a creamy lotion would absorb more easily. I squeezed out a tablespoon of my favorite sunscreen and dumped it on a saucer. As you can see from the photo, its quite an impressive puddle of cream.
In the name of science ( and beauty) I applied it to my face– and that’s when things started to become silly. On Friday you’ll see what happens when I tried to apply the standard sunscreen recommendation of one tablespoon.