SPF – the Lowdown
SPF = Sun Protection Factor
Experts are concerned that using too high an SPF may make people spend longer in the sun, thinking they are getting extra protection.
So go for an SPF of at least 30 and follow these tips :-
Apply 30 minutes before going outside
Ensure you use enough to start with – a shot glass full, 2 tbsp per use
Re-apply frequently (every 2 hours or more if swimming)
Use extra protection – Shade, Hats, Sunglasses and clothing
Why do we need sunscreen?
The depletion of the Ozone layer has increased the risk of sun damage from the Sun’s harmful UV Rays
To prevent premature ageing of the skin
To help prevent Skin discoloration and dark spots from Sun damage
To lower the risk of skin cancer