The Basics of Sunblock
Here it is! Another fantastic summer weather weekend. With all the many activities happening, don't forget the basics of Sunblock. Do you know how much Sunblock is right amount to slather on?
I always heard you need about a shot glass full of sunscreen for protection against the sun. According to the article "The ABC's of Sunscreen" what we really need is to squeeze a line of lotion down the full length of our arms and legs, rub it in, then do it again.
Also, to protect out face we need to place a pea size of sunblock on each cheek, our forehead, chin, smear it in and do it again.
Wow! I've been doing it wrong all these years. How about you?
Another great tip in this article was deciding on which SPF factor I should reach for. I know it can get confusing when you stand in front of the shelves in the store. It does me. Which is better for you? SPF 15, 30, 50, etc..? As a general rule SPF 30 is now the new 15. SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays.SPF 50 blocks 98% of the harmful rays.
For more of the basics of Sunblock here's the link.
So now we're set for the weekend for protection against the sun as we're out enjoying Airfest 2014, Harvard Milk Days, or whatever activity you may find yourself doing.
Just remember to slather it on twice and always after a few hours reapply.