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5 Places To Store Sunscreen So You Never Forget It

Redheads and sunscreen go so well together!


Storing sunscreen in different places ensures it’s easily accessible wherever you are, reducing the risk of forgetting it. Whether it’s in your bag, car, or by the door, having multiple locations can help you remember to apply it regularly, especially when you’re out and about. Redheads and sunscreen go so well together which is why it’s so important to keep reapplying sunscreen every 1.5-2 hours to maintain proper coverage. Keeping your redhead skin safe this summer is super important and we know it can be hard to remember, but if you keep sunscreen in these certain spots, you’ll always be prepared. Just remember, to maintain the effectiveness of sunscreen, it’s important to store it properly. The best places to keep your sunscreen are:

Cool, Dry Place: Store sunscreen in a cabinet or drawer away from direct sunlight and heat sources, such as near a stove or in a car during summer.

Room Temperature: Keep it at room temperature, typically between 68-77°F (20-25°C). Avoid places where the temperature fluctuates widely.

Travel Bag or Cooler: When on the go, especially to the beach or pool, keep sunscreen in a cooler bag or insulated container to protect it from heat.

Avoid storing sunscreen in places like your car, beach bag left in the sun, or on a window sill to prevent degradation of its active ingredients.

With that in mind, store your sunscreen in the following places but make sure to read the description carefully:

1. Keep sunscreen in your purse 

Having sunscreen in your purse means you’ll always be prepared. Just pop a small travel-sized bottle in, or opt for a spray you can apply over your makeup. You won’t have to worry about leaving home without it, and you’ll be ready to reapply when the time is right. 

2. Keep sunscreen in your car — but be careful!

Having sunscreen in your car keeps you prepared at all times, plus it’s good to apply it to your hands before driving. Hands are one of the spots that show signs of aging first, and wearing SPF can reduce that. Just be cautious of the temperature if you live in a very hot or cold climate, as some sunscreens should not be exposed to prolonged high/low temps. If you do live in one of these areas, just bring it to the car per trip you make so it never gets overheated. 

3. Keep sunscreen in your gym bag

If you’re a gym go-er, and it’s always a good idea to have your sunscreen ready to reapply after your workout before heading back outside. If you like to work out outdoors and carry a small belt bag or fanny pack, keep one in there. If your workout is longer than 1.5 hours, reapply while you’re out, or reapply if you’re sweating a lot.

4. Keep sunscreen at your desk at work 

You might be wondering why you would need sunscreen in your office. Well, there are a couple of reasons. Your computer emits blue light and broad-spectrum sunscreen can block that. Additionally, you should be wearing sunscreen if your office has windows, or if you want to head outdoors at lunch. It’s also smart to reapply before leaving work, so you’re set for your commute home.

5. Keep sunscreen attached to your keys 

If you’re someone who frequently forgets to apply sunscreen, hook it right on to your keys. You’ll see it when you go to grab them and remember to apply it before heading out the door. If you’re usually in a rush, try attaching a travel-sized bottle to your keychain so you can apply it while you walk out the door. Or opt for a quick mist option so you’re not eating up any extra time. 

Rock it like a Redhead! 


READ: 5 Ways To Protect Your Skin From the Sun Without Sunscreen

READ: Best Sunscreens + Redhead Sun Safety 101