I know I just published the Publishing Schedule article like… less than a day ago.
Oh well. Okay, completely impromptu post time!
So… after writing the How Much Exactly Is 2.0 mg/cm^2—The Amount of Sunscreen Necessary to Achieve the Labeled SPF Rating? post, one of the readers suggested that I tell people to buy a 1/4 teaspoon just to see if they’re using enough sunscreen. Well, I’d never recommend something to you guys that I wasn’t willing to try myself. Therefore, I went out and bought a pretty stainless steel 1/4 measuring spoon (ooh shiny!).
It arrived today.
ASD:ALKJD:ALKSDJ!?!?!? @#$@#%@#%@#! IT’S SO FREAKING SMALL!!!
I completely expected to see this giant spoon and sigh in regret, realizing that I applied way too little sunscreen in the past. But NOPE. This thing is TINY! I mean, it’s good and all that I’ve been applying at least 2.0 mg/cm^2 in the past. But seriously?! How can people NOT use enough sunscreen?! Several large-scale surveys and studies (I’m too lazy and busy to find them) have demonstrated that most sunscreen users only apply 0.5-1.0 mg/cm^2; basically one-quarter to one-half the amount of that TINY object… HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?! At those amount, there wouldn’t even be enough sunscreen to evenly spread across the face!
MIND = BLOWN
Okay that’s it. I hope you enjoyed all the adolescent punctuation marks. My recommendations to you, is to definitely buy a 1/4 measuring teaspoon! I hope it’s as shocking of an experience as it was for me, and hopefully in a good way! And please tell all your friends and family members to buy a 1/4 measuring teaspoon, too!