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Sunscreen 101


Choosing the Right Sunscreen

All humans, need a healthy amount of sun daily to ensure we absorb an adequate amount of Vitamin D, but overexposure to the sun’s UV radiation can cause harm. ANYONE can get skin cancer, regardless of age, gender, or race.

GloUp Sunscreen is a must in any skincare routine, to help prevent sun-related skin damage and skin cancer

  • Mineral Based Sunscreen - SFF 45
  • Provides broad-spectrum protection (UVA and UVB)
  • May be worn alone or under makeup
  • Lightweight, non-greasy, oil free  formula that is safe and gentle for the whole family
  • Calms and soothes skin
  • Ideal for sensitive or acne-prone complexions
  • Water and sweat Resistant
  • 100% reef safe and will not destroy the reefs or kill the marine life when used  (unlike chemical sunscreens)

Use Mineral (Physical) Sunscreen

  • GloUp is formulated  with zinc oxide, a natural MINERAL compound. Because zinc maintains its protective ability in the sun. Zinc is safe for even the most sensitive skin types.
  • Zinc Oxide creates a physical barrier that both reflects both UVA and UVB rays away from the skin
  • Zinc Oxide is an insoluble mineral that stays suspended on the skins surface and does not absorb into living skin cells the way Chemical UV absorbers do (oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate and avobenzone).

Use Broad Spectrum (UVA and UVB) Sunscreen

  • There are two types of ultraviolet rays; UVA and UVB. Overexposure to both UVA and UVB rays is carcinogenic and can cause skin cancer.
  • UVA (A-ging) rays are responsible  skin aging, wrinkles and cellular damage.
  • UVB (B-urning) rays are the main cause of sunburn.

Use SPF 30-50

SPF (Sun Protection Factor) refers to the amount of protection against UV rays a sunscreen offers. This amount is measured in percentages and is not a linear scale.

  • SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays
  • SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays
  • SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays

Facts

  • The sun emits harmful rays year-round, even on cloudy days.
  • UVA rays penetrate through glass windows all year round
  • UV exposure can be increased from the reflection off of sand, water and snow.
  • UV damage is cumulative throughout our lifetime.
  • Limit time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are most intense.

Sunscreen Tips

  • Apply more than enough.  cover all the exposed skin  with at least 1-2oz of sunscreen per application,
  • Re-apply sunscreen often, at least every eighty minutes during long periods of sun exposure.
  • Avoid Sprays and Powders.  Cannot accurately determine  the amount of sunscreen is actually being applied.
  • Always wear UV protective clothing (hats, sunglasses, rash guards, etc.)
  • Always stay hydrated and seek shade whenever available.
  • Young children need even more  frequent sunscreen protection from heat and sun.

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