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Sun Facts

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CLOUDS + THE SUN

Wearing a higher sunscreen SPF does NOT mean you can spend all day In the sun without reapplication

You can get a sunburn even on acloudy day. Since upto 90% of the sun's rays can penetrate clouds, It's a good idea to apply sunscreen every day, no matter what the weather.

 

TIME

Wearing a higher sunscreen SPF does NOT mean you do not need to reapply. You should reapply sunscreen at least every two hours, regardless of the SPF, and after swimming, sweating or towel drying. Read five smart tips for applying sunscreen .

PROTECT YOURSELF

A sunscreen's SPF protection is compromised if too little is applied. It takes approximately 30 ml (1 ounce) of sunscreen to cover an average-sized body. Read five smart tips for applying sunscreen .

SUN RAYS REFLECT

Concrete, sand, water and snow reflect up to 85% of the sun’s UV rays

 

KIDS

Kids spend a lot of time outdoors, often in and out of water. When selecting sunscreen for their children, parents should look for products that are broad spectrum, water resistant for 80 minutes, and always follow re-application instructions.It is recommended that kids use a secondary form of protection such as long sleeve shirts or hats.

90%

Sun exposure is responsible for up to 90% of the visible signs of aging.

 

No product will block all rays. Sunscreen Ingredients can absorb, reflect or scatter UV rays. Sunscreens work by forming a surface layer that absorbs some UV rays before they can penetrate into your skin.

 

VITAMIN D

Sunscreen does not prevent your body from making vitamin D. While it's true that sunscreens do help block out UV rays, no sunscreen blocks 100% of the Vitamin D-producing rays. To be sure that you are getting enough Vitamin D, include Vitamin D and calcium- containing foods in your diet and/or take a multivitamin every day.

Any tan is a sign of skin damage! You can still enjoy the sun, but be sure to limit your amount of "direct exposure and to help protect your skin as much as possible. Moderation is key!

 

MEDICATIONS

Certain medications and conditions can increase sun sensitivity. Some medications, including for example certain antibiotics, birth control pills, anti-depressants and heart medications, can affect your sensitivity to the sun.

Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about medications with your doctor.

FABRICS

Loosely-woven, see-through and/or wet fabrics generally provide minimal protection against UV rays. The protection delivered by fabrics depends on their weave, thickness and color. Look for tightly-woven fabrics and dark colors. There are also new fabrics with specific UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) labels that provide even more sun protection.