Arizona Sun screens products contain SPF 15. But a lot of our clients ask if higher SPF offers better protection.
This post will aim to answer that question.
Arizona Sun Screens and SPF
Sun Protection Factor (FPF) is a number that indicates how long the sunscreen product will protect you from ultraviolet rays.
The main causes of sunburn are UVB rays. They affect the skin’s outer layers.
The sun’s UV radiation can be damaging to the skin. That’s why you need to add sunscreen protection to protect it.
You can’t see the ultraviolet light because of its shorter wavelengths.
Now, going back to SPF, when you apply an SPF 15, it would take 15 times longer to burn your skin than when you don’t wear any sunscreen protection.
A sunscreen with higher SPF can offer more protection against UVB damage and sunburn. That’s at least what scientists found in the laboratory results.
In real life, higher SPFs products can give you a false sense of security. It means that you instill in your mind that, since you’re using an SPF 30 product, for instance, you can stay out in the sun longer.
But the product can fade away when you sweat. That’s why you need to reapply after an hour or so.
Furthermore, even with SPF products, you still need to avoid constant exposure to the sun. It means that you have to seek shade or wear a hat to cover your skin.
If you have a family history of skin cancer, you should apply sunscreens with higher SPF but you also have to ensure you seek shade and wear protective clothing.
In that case, a product with SPF 15 is enough to give you the right protection that you need while out in the sun. That’s provided you apply it every 30 minutes.
You also have to seek shade or wear sleeves when necessary.
When you swim or sweat a lot, make sure to re-apply it as often, even if the sunscreen protection that you use is water-resistant.
Are Sunscreens the Best Strategy in Protecting the Skin?
As mentioned earlier, you must not rely on high SPF sunscreens. Keep in mind that you can’t find one product to give you the best sun defense.
Rather, treat sunscreens as part of your strategy in protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. You must also wear cover-up clothing, hats, and sunglasses.
And don’t just focus on your skin. Make sure that you also protect your lips by applying lip balm with SPF.
The sunscreen protection that we offer here at Arizona Sun can be part of your overall strategy. They can avoid sunburn and chapped lips.
But that’s not all we offer here. Please browse our online shop to check out our other “sun” protection products, like sun tanning, shampoo, and conditioner. You can also find gift baskets with Arizona sun screens for your beach lover friends.