Preventative Tips, Sun Safety

7 point sunscreen guide

Make sure your sunscreen protects you and your family

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Posted 15/10/14
Sunscreen Needs To Be Reapplied Every Two Hours

In preparation for the summer days ahead, it is worthwhile to note the following seven points about sunscreen that will help to protect you and your family from the summer sun:

  • 7 teaspoons of sunscreen should be applied to cover your entire body.
  • A greater SPF does not mean that less sunscreen needs to be applied or that you can stay in the sun for a longer period of time.
  • When choosing a sunscreen, look for the following: a high SPF, broad spectrum (protects against UVA and UVB) and water resistant.
  • SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is a measure of the performance of a sunscreen, determined by the degree of protection against UVB radiation. SPF30+ provides 97% protection against UVB rays – one thirtieth of the UVB gets through. SPF50+ 98% protection from UVB rays – one fiftieth gets through.
  • Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours and after swimming, perspiring or towelling.
  • Sunscreen works by reflecting UVR as it reaches the skin and absorbing some UVR at a specific wavelength and converting it into heat energy.
  • Along with sunscreen, don’t forget the hats, clothing, sunglasses and try to stay out of the sun’s rays to protect yourself from skin cancer.

An extra tip: don’t forget to check the expiry date of your sunscreen!

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