Gwyneth Paltrow is taking some heat for the way she applied SPF in a recent video.
On Tuesday, Paltrow gave fans a look at her “guide to everyday skin care and wellness” in a video for Vogue. The actress and businesswoman, 48, said she doesn’t slather on her sunscreen, but instead likes to put some on her nose and “the area where the sun really hits.”
The video shows her applying it similar to a highlighter, hitting her nose, cheeks and a bit of her upper lip and chin.
Paltrow’s routine garnered attention, and some viewers took to social media to denounce her advice.
“Gwyenth Paltrow really made a video telling people to apply SPF like a highlighter to your face… That’s literally not how it works. It goes on the entire face, neck, & the back of hands,” user @dacrystvlmethod tweeted.
“@voguemagazine letting Gwyneth Paltrow say spf only needs to be used like a highlighter is just wildly irresponsible, congrats on contributing to everyone’s sun damage guys! 👏🏻” user @GrraceI wrote.
“The misconception that you only need to apply it to part of your exposed skin is harmful,” she said, adding that skin cancer can affect anyone regardless of skin color.
Dr. Barry D. Goldman, a clinical instructor at Cornell NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, said neglecting…