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HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM THE SUN'S HARMFUL RAYS?
Use this chart to choose an SPF based on your skin type and amount of time you plan to spend in the sun on an average day.
SPF ratings are determined in a laboratory setting.
SPF-50 products are estimated to allow 1/50 of the sun’s burning rays to get through to the skin (protects against approximately 98% of the sun’s burning rays).
SPF-100 products are estimated to allow 1/100 of the sun’s burning rays to get through to the skin (protects against approximately 99% of the sun’s burning rays).
Actual protection may vary and will depend on the user applying adequate amounts.
Reapply at least every 2 hours or as directed on the package to help ensure adequate protection.
HOW DO I PROPERLY APPLY BANANA BOAT SPRAY SUNSCREEN?
After you spray on, make sure to rub it in
Ask a someone to help you apply on hard-to-reach areas, like your back
Use enough spray to fully cover your body
Avoid applying spray sunscreen in a windy environment
Do not apply near open flames
Use in a well ventilated area and do not spray directly on ( face ), spray on hands first and then apply to the face
UVA VS UVB RAYS - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
UVA is long wavelength (320-400 nm) UV and accounts for up to 95 percent of the solar UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface, according to a press release from The Skin Cancer Foundation called “Shining Light on Ultraviolet Radiation”.
It can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and has for years been thought to play a major part in skin aging and wrinkling.
Importantly, recent studies strongly suggest that it may also initiate and exacerbate the development of skin cancers.
UVA rays are present during all daylight hours and throughout the winter months.
Although UVA rays are less intense than short wavelengths, (UVB) they are present all year round and depending upon the time of the year, can be 30 to 50 times more prevalent than UVB rays.
Furthermore, UVA radiation can penetrate glass and clouds. Thus we are exposed to large doses of UVA throughout our lifetime.
UVB is the middle range of UV with wavelengths between 290-320 nm.
It is very biologically active and is responsible for burning, tanning, and acceleration of skin aging, and plays a very key role in the development of skin cancer.
The intensity of UVB varies by season, location and time of day.
The most significant amount of UVB hits the beach, between 10 am and 4 pm between April and October.