Suncare Tips

COVER UP: Wear light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat made from breathable fabric. When you buy sunglasses make sure they provide protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

 

LIMIT YOUR TIME IN THE SUN: Keep out of the sun and heat between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. When your shadow is shorter than you, the sun is very strong. Look for places with lots of shade, like a park with big trees, partial roofs, awnings, umbrellas or gazebo tents. Always take an umbrella to the beach.

 

USE THE UV INDEX FORECAST: Tune into local radio and TV stations for information.  When the UV index is 3 or higher, wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

 

USE SUNSCREEN: Put SUNBLOCZ sunscreen on when the UV index is 3 or more.

 

DRINK LIQUIDS (ESPECIALLY WATER): If sunny days are also hot and humid stay cool and hydrated to avoid heat illness. Dehydration is dangerous and thirst is not always a good indicator of how often you should drink liquids.

 

HOW TO REMOVE MINERAL SUNSCREEN:

To completely remove mineral sunscreen from skin, simply wash with soap and warm water.

To remove mineral sunscreen from fabric, use soap and warm water or launder as usual.

 

Sunscreens are not meant to increase the amount of time you can spend in the sun. They are only meant to increase the protection when you have to be outside.