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TikTok sunscreen
via TikTok @jackremmington

Glow off, sis! This man’s suncream turned him fluorescent

TextHannah Bertolino

It's the three finger lengths rule, not the whole hand

We all (hopefully) know by now that SPF is the secret to healthy, age-defying skin. For optimum protection from damaging UVB and UVA rays, half a teaspoon – or about three finger lengths worth – should be applied every morning, year-round.

In case you needed a demonstration, a new viral TikTok posted by internet personality Jack Remmington shows footage of his friend’s glowing white, SPF-slathered face under a club blacklight (think Mark Zuckerberg surfing in Hawaii levels of sunscreen). 

In the caption accompanying the video, Remmington writes: “When your friend wears a little too much SPF moisturiser to the club in Amsterdam, and there are UV lights in the bathroom.” Suddenly, the clip cuts to the friend – Charlie Karlsen – mouthing, “Is there something on my face?” as the UV lights reveal his glowing white face, neck, and palms.


The level of respect I have for him sticking it out

♬ Oh No - Kreepa

“It’s giving James Charles,” wrote one commenter, referring to the MUA’s infamous “flashback mary” photo. Another wrote, “This is the skin of a killer, Bella,” likening the SPF to Edward’s sparkling skin in Twilight. In a separate TikTok, Remington said, “Oh my god, I’m meeting Mrs. Doubtfire,” while Karlsen impersonated Robin Williams’ character in the film’s cake face mask scene.

Other commenters, however, simply praised the SPF-wearing friend’s dedication to skincare. “Proud of him for not letting miss UV rays ruin his face,” wrote one commenter. Another user stated: “At least his application is even.” While one remarked: “There’s no such thing as ‘too much SPF’, he’s going to look 20 when he’s 45 soooo.”

TBH, we’re just happy his application is better than Gwenyth Paltrow’s “minimal touch of sunscreen” approach. Although, we might suggest trying a sunscreen without whitecast next time.

Check out the TikTok above.

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