When and How To Reapply Sunscreen (Muslims Edition)

Most of the sunscreen only covers you for 2-3 hours from UV light. So, be sure to reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours to maximize the effectiveness of sunscreen usage. This is the guideline when you should reapply for your sunscreen as a Muslim and how to do it. 

When to reapply your sunscreen:

  • 7am- You may start as early as 7am after you have done with your fajr prayer and continue for every 2 hours. 
  • 9 am
  • 11am
  • 1pm- Be sure to perform your Zohr wudu' before applying your sunscreen. 
  • 3pm - You may hold your wudu' until asr prayer.
  • 5pm- You can also perform your wudu' and asr prayer at this hour after reapplying with your sunscreen.
You don't need to reapply your sunscreen after 5pm as at 7pm the sun starts to set. 


If you didn't wear makeup, you can simply reapply sunscreen without washing your face or removing the old one. Simply use an adequate amount of sunscreen and directly apply them to your face. Be sure to sanitize your hand before touching your face. The other option is to use sunstick instead of a liquid one which doesn't require you to touch your face. 

If you wear makeup pour 1/2 teaspoon of sunscreen into your hand and use a beauty blender to slowly dap to your face. No need to remove your makeup. If you find your base starting to fade, simply touch up with a light layer of your makeup.