I'm sure you've read somewhere that the difference in protection between SPF 30 and SPF 50 is only a few percent. So why bother with SPF 50? But this only applies if you apply a sufficient amount of cream. And let's be honest, very few people use it on themselves.
What amount of SPF cream do you need?
To achieve the SPF protection indicated on your sunscreen, you must apply 2mg of product to your face for every square inch of skin. For those who don't have a millligram scale at home, this works out to roughly a quarter teaspoon for the face and half a teaspoon for the face and neck. And it doesn't matter at all if you use an SPF with mineral or physical filters.
If you don't feel like carrying around a teaspoon to measure out the cream, use your fingers. A quarter of a teaspoon corresponds to the amount of cream that fits on the outstretched index and middle fingers when you make a " V " with them, i.e. the letter V as the symbol of victory.