VE’s Best Beach Buys – Sunburn*Alert
A healthy glow might be nice, but healthy skin is even nicer! Thankfully it’s getting even easier to monitor sun exposure with Sunburn*Alert UV Wristbands. Simply apply your sunscreen to the band and once the dark purple band fades to a lighter shade, you know it is time to reapply. Once the band fades to white, it is time to either get out of the sun or cover up. Keep in mind that the wristbands do not help protect against sun damage, so make sure to choose an appropriate SPF for you. The American Melanoma Foundations recommends a broad-spectrum SPF of 15 or higher. Broad-spectrum is important because not only does it prevent cancerous UVB rays, but it also protects against premature aging caused by UVA rays. If you have sensitive skin look for an SPF with PABA esters, such as glycerol PABA, padimate A or padimate O, which are more refined and less likely to cause irritation.
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