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Selecting the right sun protection is as easy as 1, 2, 3
if you follow these sun-smart steps.
1- Choose the right sunscreen for your day
2- Apply 5-20 ml. of sunscreen 30 minutes before heading out
3- Reapply every 2 hours or right after swimming
What is SPF?
SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, measures the ability of a product to filter out UVB rays. Without sunscreen, skin exposed to UV rays can begin to burn within minutes. Because SPF indicates a percentage of protection, not time, sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours.
Did you know?
•Keep eyes protected with sunglasses that block 99-100% of both UVA and UVB light.
•When repelling insects, apply 1 oz. or higher of sunscreen 30 minutes before heading out, as needed.
•Talk to a specially trained Beauty Consultant about your sun protection options. Chat with a Pharmacist through Gardenia Pharmacy Mobile application, Record your type of skin and get a numerous brands that could help your skin along the daily routine activities.
You’ve likely seen a UV (Ultra-violet) number on weather websites or on the news, but what do the numbers mean and what should you do to protect yourself at each level?1
- Whenever the opportunity arises make people aware that, although sunlight exposure is a normal part of everyday life and some sunlight is good for health, there are risks from excessive exposure
- Communicate consistent, balanced messages about the risks and benefits of sunlight exposure and the groups at risk. Include:
- environmental, biological and behavioural factors
- how to minimise the risks and maximise the benefits of sunlight exposure
- the strength of sunlight at different times of day
- advice for children and young people
- advice according to people’s skin type
- approaches to protecting skin (clothing, shade and sunscreen)
- checking for possible signs of skin cancer
- clarifying common misconceptions about sunlight exposure