Just like baseball gloves,
water skis, golf clubs or
recommend sunscreen products with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of at least
15. The number of the SPF represents the level of sunburn protection provided
by the sunscreen. An SPF 4 blocks out 75 percent of
the sun's burning UV rays, an SPF 15 blocks out 93 percent, and an SPF 30 blocks out 97 percent of the burning UV rays.
is important to remember that sunscreen does not provide total protection. Reflective
surfaces like water, snow, and sand can actually cause exposure to more
UV rays. For high-glare situations, a higher SPF sunscreen or zinc oxide may be used on your nose
|Apply Sunscreen Properly|
|Read The Label|
shopping for sunscreen, look for the ingredients Parasol
or Zinc Oxide. These two ingredients have shown to provide the highest levels of UV protection.
Products labeled "waterproof" provide protection for at least 80 minutes even when swimming or sweating. Products that are "water resistant" may provide protection for only 40 minutes.
sunscreen products expire within 2 to 3 years, but you
should check the expiration date on the container for the date it becomes ineffective.