sunscreen tips

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! 

5 Sun Safe Sunscreen Tips for Summer

We all know the importance of sunscreen. Everyone needs sunscreen to protect their skin from the harmful UV rays from the sun. The sun's rays can cause sunburns, wrinkles and skin cancer. 

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With skin cancer rates are on the rise, we're breaking down five sun safe sunscreen tips to practice throughout the year. 

1. Apply 15-20 minutes before going outside. 

This will allow the sunscreen to create a protective layer on the skin. 

2. Reapply your sunscreen every two hours. 

This is so important! Further reapplication is necessary if you are sweating or swimming. 

3. Make sure you're applying the right amount of sunscreen. 

The Skin Cancer foundations say 1 ounce (about a shot glass full) is the standard amount to ensure you properly covered the body. 

4. Throw out your bottle if it's expired. 

Sunscreens typically last 2-3 years. Check your bottle to make sure you're using an up-to-date sunscreen. 

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5. Sunscreen can't be your only form of sun protection. 

Wear a hat, seek shade when possible and opt for UPF clothing. 

5 Sun Safe Sunscreen Tips – Sunburn Alert

We all know the importance of sunscreen. Everyone needs sunscreen to protect their skin from the harmful UV rays from the sun. The sun's rays can cause sunburns, wrinkles and skin cancer. 

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With skin cancer rates are on the rise, we're breaking down five sun safe sunscreen tips to practice throughout the year. 

1. Apply 15-20 minutes before going outside. 

This will allow the sunscreen to create a protective layer on the skin. 

2. Reapply your sunscreen every two hours. 

This is so important! Further reapplication is necessary if you are sweating or swimming. 

3. Make sure you're applying the right amount of sunscreen.

The Skin Cancer foundations say 1 ounce (about a shot glass full) is the standard amount to ensure you properly covered the body. 

4. Throw out your bottle if it's expired.

Sunscreens typically last 2-3 years. Check your bottle to make sure you're using an up-to-date sunscreen. 

5. Sunscreen can't be your only form of sun protection.

Wear a hat, seek shade when possible and opt for UPF clothing. 

 

Three Sunscreen Tips You Need To Live By

Sunscreen should be an important part of your daily skincare regimen, no matter the season. Here are the top three sunscreen tips you should live by: 

Tip #1: Wear sunscreen daily. Sunscreen should be worn right under your makeup and throughout the day. Apply it on your sun-exposed skin -- don't forget your toes, eyelids, back of legs, ears and hands.

Tip #2: Reapply every two hours, even after coming out of the water. And, if you forget... that's where we come in.

Tip #3: Wear SPF 30. Studies have shown there is no effect after an SPF 50. Make sure it has a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection.