Let’s admit it, it’s easy to forget sunscreen when you are enjoying the warmth of the sun and just generally having fun outside!  As the weather gets warmer and sunnier, it’s important to take steps to protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation. One of the most effective ways to protect your skin is by using the Sun Bum sunscreen we have in the shop. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of skin protection in the sun and how to properly use sunscreen.

Why is skin protection important?  It’s the only skin we have!!!

Exposure to UV radiation from the sun can cause a variety of skin problems, from sunburns to skin cancer. The more time you spend in the sun, the greater your risk of developing these problems. To minimize your risk, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

How to use sunscreen

Using sunscreen is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect your skin from the sun. Here’s how to properly use sunscreen:

  1. Choose the right sunscreen: Look for a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and make sure it’s labeled “broad-spectrum,” which means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays (Sun Bum SPF 15/30/50 available).
  2. Apply generously: Apply enough sunscreen to cover all exposed skin, including your face, neck, ears, and any other areas that will be exposed to the sun. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your lips as well, using a lip balm with an SPF of 30 or higher (Sun Bum Lip Balm).
  3. Reapply often: Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or sweating. Don’t rely on water-resistant sunscreen to stay on longer than two hours.  We carry lotion, sticks and sprays for your convenience.
  4. Use other protective measures: In addition to sunscreen, wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing when you’re out in the sun. Seek shade when possible, especially during the sun’s peak hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

By following these tips, you can help protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV radiation. So, the next time you head outside, be sure to apply sunscreen and take other protective measures to keep your skin healthy and safe.

We carry a full line of sun protection products from Sun Bum and cannot stress enough to protect the skin you’re in!