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Sunscreen Facts

Rethink what you know about suncare

Here are the facts about sunscreen:

  • Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before surfing, swimming or your favorite activity. This allows for maximum absorption and better protection.
  • Make sure not to forget some of the most sensitive areas including ears, nose, scalp, face, shoulders, neck and cleavage areas.
  • Always use sunscreen with at least an Spf-15 rating or higher for best protection.
  • In addition to sunscreens try to stay covered with a wide brimmed hat, umbrella or the shade of a tree.
  • Be sure to use a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect against both UVA & UVB rays.
  • Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours. Apply more often after surfing, swimming, sweating or towel drying.
  • Always use a water resistant sunscreen for surfing, swimming and sweating.
  • Remember on cloudy days that up to 90% of UV rays can penetrate clouds. You can still get burned.
  • Try to limit your time in the sun between 10am. and 2pm. when the sun is at it strongest.
  • Sun Exposure increases up to 50% from reflection off of the water and snow.
  • Newborns should be kept out of the sun. Do not use sunscreen on children under 6 months of age.

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