- The water resistant sunscreen gives you 80 minutes of protection when you’re wet.
- You get broad spectrum lip protection too with LipCotz.
- There’s a Detecto Ring to test the sun protection of your clothing.
- And while supplies last we throw in a handy mesh drawstring bag to store your products so you can grab 'em and go!
Dermatologist’s Advice For the Best Sun Protection When Your Active OutdoorsThe ‘right sunscreen’ is a water resistant product with 5% or more transparent, micro sized (aka nanoparticle) zinc oxide.
Why? Because you need to block both UVB and all the UVA rays to really sun protect your skin. Your sunscreen also needs to stay active, both in the tube and on your skin and many ‘chemical’ sunscreens don’t. I see what works for my patients and what doesn't. My opinion as a dermatologist who specializes in skin cancer and the treatment of sun damaged skin is that transparent micro sized ( nano ) zinc oxide gives you the best sun protection available from sunscreen. As a second choice, for people who really don’t want to use a mineral sunscreen, I recommend Mexoryl SX, available in Europe.‘Correctly’ applying your sunscreen means that you need to put enough on and you need to reapply it.
Why? Because sunscreens are tested under strict conditions and if you apply less, you’re not really protected. The average sized adult needs to apply 1oz (a shot glass) if they are in a bathing suit and then reapply it every 2 hours, or after swimming, or after rubbing their skin. That’s ¼ of a 4 oz tube every 2 hours! It's a 'thick and sticky' coating to all exposed skin. To be honest, it’s not that simple though because sunscreen thickness affects how much you really need to apply, as does the ingredient combination in a product. Plus, people come in different sizes, as do swim suits. That’s why I recommend zinc oxide products and covering as much of your skin as possible with appropriate clothing. Plus, applying your ‘thick and sticky’ coat of mineral sunscreen will give you better protection than any other type of sunscreen, and frankly, the less exposed skin for reapplication, the better! So cover up what you can AND correctly apply to what's left exposed.Create shade even if there isn't any!
Why? Because every UV ray that doesn't hit your sunscreen means that your sunscreen will last longer, and frankly you’ll be cooler too.
- This means wearing a hat that covers the top of your head and hangs over all the sides with at least a full 3 inch brim. Baseball hats and visors are no-nos.
- It means shading your skin with sun protective clothing. Most 'summer weight' fabrics are not sufficient to block UV rays. You can buy swim shirts, swim tights, sun protective clothing or wash Sun Guard into the light weight clothes you already own.