fall season

Here's Why You Need to Keep Wearing Sunscreen in the Fall

Fall is approaching and we'll soon be saying hello to cooler weather, colorful leaves, cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice everything. With all this excitement comes the need for many to retire those sunscreen bottles and sun safety items until next spring.

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If this is you, make a pledge this fall and winter season to protect your skin --- yes, even when it's cloudy and snowy outside. It is extremely important to remember sun damage can occur throughout the year, no matter the season. 

Here are 4 facts that'll make you want to keep your sunscreen a part of your skin regimen this fall and winter season: 

1. Clouds: According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, up to 80 percent of the sun's UV rays can pass through clouds. This is the reason people often end up with serious sunburns on overcast days.

2. Snow: Snow can reflect up to 80 percent of UV rays, increasing exposure. 

3. Sunburns: One blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence (or a total of five sunburns sustained by any age) more than doubles a person's chances of developing melanoma later in life."

4. Altitude: It is easy to get sunburned at higher altitudes because there is less of the earth's atmosphere to block the sunlight. According to WebMD, "UV exposure increases about 4% for every 1000 ft (305 m) gain in elevation."

Keep applying your sunscreen and UV stickers/wristbands. Your skin will thank you! 

Do You Need To Wear Sunscreen In The Fall?

Fall is here and we're saying a warm hello to cooler weather, colorful leaves, cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice everything. With all this excitement comes the need for many to retire their sunscreen bottles and sun safety items until next spring and summer. 

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However, it is extremely important to remember sun damage can occur throughout the year, no matter the season. Here are 4 facts that'll make you want to keep your sunscreen a part of your skin regimen this fall and winter season: 

1. Clouds: According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, up to 80 percent of the sun's UV rays can pass through clouds. This is the reason people often end up with serious sunburns on overcast days.

2. Snow: Snow can reflect up to 80 percent of UV rays, increasing exposure. 

3. Sunburns: One blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence (or a total of five sunburns sustained by any age) more than doubles a person's chances of developing melanoma later in life."

4. Altitude: It is easy to get sunburned at higher altitudes because there is less of the earth's atmosphere to block the sunlight. According to WebMD, "UV exposure increases about 4% for every 1000 ft (305 m) gain in elevation."

Keep applying your sunscreen and UV stickers/wristbands. Your skin will thank you! 

Protecting Your Skin Year Round

...especially while driving! According to a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly 53% of skin cancers in the US occur on the left, or drivers’, side of the body. Scientists have found that front windshields block an average of 96% of UV rays; however side windows only block an average of 71% of UV rays.

Learn how to stay sun protected this fall and winter season by clicking here

5 Tips To Protect Your Skin This Fall

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Sun damage can occur throughout the fall and winter months. Ultraviolet A and B (UVA and UVB) are the cancer causing rays - and UVA is present year round. The sun reflects off snow and can penetrate deep into the layers of the skin.

Here's 5 tips for staying sun protected during the cold months ahead:

1. Stay away from tanning beds.

2. Wear sunscreen daily. We recommend a full spectrum of SPF 30+ to use on your body and face.

3. Reapply every two hours.

4. Wear sunglasses and a hat.

5. Get your skin checked annually by a dermatologist.

How will you protect your skin? Share below!

Staying Sun Safe This Fall

Fall is officially here! Cozy sweaters, pumpkin spiced lattes, crisp air and beautiful leaves. It's a season of utmost beauty. You can now put away your bathing suits and beach towels, but can you also retire your sunscreen? The answer is NO.

Sunscreen protection shouldn't be associated with summer. It should be a year long routine factored into your daily regimen.

Sun damage (aka sunburns) can occur throughout the fall and winter months. How? Ultraviolet A and B (UVA and UVB) are the cancer causing rays --- and UVA is present year round. Meaning, you can get sun damage on a cloudy, snowy or rainy day.

Continue your daily sunscreen routine and reapply every two hours! Our Body Stickers are a great way for you and your children to remember when it's time to reapply.

Step 1: Apply Sticker: Peel sticker from its backing and apply firmly to the back of hand with printed side up leaving enough space to insert 2 fingers.

Step 1: Apply Sticker: Peel sticker from its backing and apply firmly to the back of hand with printed side up leaving enough space to insert 2 fingers.

How will you stay sun protected this fall season? Share below!

Sun Tip: Reapply Your Sunscreen

Reapplication of sunscreen is just as important as putting it on in the first place, so reapply every two hours. Our Body Stickers + Wristbands remind you when to reapply and seek shade! Yes, we do ALL the work for you. So, sit back and enjoy the beach...sun safe style!