Avoiding Harmful Rays of the Sun: Protecting Your Skin
We are welcoming long, hot days and lots of opportunities for outdoor adventure. With that comes the danger of too much sun, as we all know, can be extremely harmful. We still want you out there, taking on the challenge. Make sure you are taking proper precautions and making the most out of your outdoor time by limiting your skin to sun exposure.
We have included some tips to help protect your skin:
- The best time to avoid the sun is between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
- Make sure if you are outdoors, you are wearing a reputable SUNSCREEN. Read and follow all label instructions
- Covering your skin with clothing is recommended. If you can see light through a fabric, UV rays can get through, too. Long sleeves and pants work best
- Don't forget to protect your eyes by wearing UV blocking sunglasses. The ideal sunglasses should block 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB rays
- Wear a hat with a 2 to 3 inch brim. A dark, non-reflective underside to the brim can also help lower the amount of UV rays reaching the face from reflective surfaces such as water.
We carry great sunscreens from Sawyer and have been pleased with the products. Check out the SAWYER SPF 30 and the SAWYER SPF 50. Researched and proven, working on "all layers of your skin, uniquely penetrating where other sunblocks simply can’t go". This video, is packed with useful educational information, we encourage you to listen for yourself. We are convinced and we are sure you will be as well. (See our Staff Review below)
I have been looking for a better sunscreen because the one I was using had to constantly be re-applied after heavy sports or extended time in the sun. I decided to try Sawyer myself for a few weeks. I must say that I was pleased with the results. I used it for the outdoor range and cycling. Now, I use it consistently during any active outdoor activity when I am in the sun. It applies heavier and stays on much longer than others I have used in the past. After you apply it and it dries, it does not feel greasy or run once you begin to sweat. It goes on white and will dry by itself in a couple of minutes without rubbing it all the way in. On facial hair you may need to rub a little more to make sure those areas are covered.