SUNSCREEN

Sunscreen are chemicals that, when applied topically, keep UVR from reaching your skin. They work either by absorbing the UVR or by reflecting it. Either way, if used properly, they can keep a lot of UVR from reaching you. There are two types of sunscreens: organic and inorganic (also called

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ISLANDTRIBE TEST RESULTS AUSTRALIA 2010

IslandTribe was tested in Australia, and the results were very positive! At the moment you enter the water, the protection of your sun protection changes. In the water, the length and the efficiency of a sunscreen is important. IslandTribe had an SPF value of 59.4 measured after 4 hours been

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SKIN TYPE

Skin type The Skin Type system is a method commonly used to assess one's sunburn risk. There are 6 (1 - 6) skin types (see below). The lower numbers represent those people more likely to burn and the higher numers are reserved for those people with a greater degree of

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SUNBURN

Sunburn is caused by overexposure to UVR, mostly UVB. In fact, sunburn is almost exclusively a UVB phenomenon.This is important because it means that the SPF system measures UVB protection and not UVA (see SPF below). During a sunburn the skin turns red, swells and, in severe cases, blisters. On

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SUNSCREEN PROTECTION FACTOR

SPF stands for Sunscreen Protection Factor. It is measured by determining how long a given person takes to "burn" with and without the sunscreen product on. If it takes 10 times longer with the sunscreen product then that product has a SPF of 10. If it only takes twice as

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Advice

UVR is strongest between 10:00AM and 2:00PM. Clouds filter some but not most of the UVR so it's still possible to get burned on a cloudy day. Some ground surfaces such as sand and snow reflect most of the UVR. For instance snow can reflect as much as 80% on

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