What is it?
If you and your family enjoy an active lifestyle, then that means you should always be prepared. Keeping everyone happy will keep you on your toes, so when you’re prepared to be in the sun, there’s no need to worry. That’s why you should always carry Aloe Sunscreen Spray.
- SPF 30 with full-spectrum UVA & UVB protection.
- Very water resistant.
- Convenient spray-on formula.
Aloe Sunscreen Spray has 30 SPF protection and stabilized Aloe Vera to protect your skin from the aging and damaging effects of the sun, plus the added benefits of water resistance to allow you to splash and swim without worry. Just a quick push of a button to spray it on and you’ll be ready to go. Healthy summer skin has never been easier!
- Acrylates/C12-22 alkyl methacrylate copolymer
- Acrylates copolymer
- Aloe barbadensis leaf juice (stabilized Aloe Vera gel)
- Butyloctyl salicylate
- Diethylhexyl carbonate
- Disodium ethylene dicocamide PEG-15 disulfate
- Disodium EDTA
- Fragrance (parfum)
- Neopentyl glycol diheptanoate
- Pentylene glycol
- Styrene/acrylates copolymer
- Tocopheryl acetate
- Water (aqua)
- Shake well before use.
- Hold container 4 to 6 inches from the skin and spray generously and spread evenly by hand 15 minutes before sun exposure.
- Do not spray directly into face. Spray on hands then apply to face.
- After 80 minutes of swimming or sweating.
- Immediately after towel drying.
- At least every 2 hours.
- Do not apply in windy conditions.
- Use in well-ventilated area.
Some Helpful Information About the Sun and Tanning
Sun Protection Measures
Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including:
- Take sensible precautions to avoid sunburn, particularly in children.
- Limit unprotected exposure to solar radiation, especially during the hottest midday hours between 10am and 2pm.
- Seek shade wherever possible, but remember sunburn can occur even while in partial shade.
- Sunburn can also occur while in the water, and can be equally damaging from the high level of reflected UV radiation off snow or sand.
- Covering your head with a wide-brimmed hat or cap, reduces exposure to the face, head and neck.
- Cover exposed skin with protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts.
- Sunglasses should be designed to exclude both direct and peripheral exposure of the eye.
- Apply sunscreen with high SPF (minimum 15), to uncovered skin. Apply generously, and reapply frequently.
- Certain prescribed drugs, medicines and cosmetics may make you more sensitive to sunlight.
Facts About Sun Protection
Sunlight is essential to all life on earth, and most of its effects are beneficial. However, a component of sunlight that is invisible to our eyes is ultraviolet, or UV light. As we travel to hotter climates on vacations, and suntan as often as possible, incidences of skin cancer rise dramatically. Research shows that nearly all skin cancers are caused by the sun, and fall into two main types:
- Non-melanomas, although rarely fatal, account for about 5% of registered malignancies, and predominantly affect the elderly.
- Malignant melanomas, on the other hand, occur in a much younger age group, and account for just under 10% of cancers in the 20-39 age group.
This rate has doubled over the last fifteen years and is now the cause of 1 in 25 cancer deaths in this age group. Taking more care of our skin in the sun could help to drastically reduce this statistic.
Sunlight contains two types of UV radiation, known simply as UVA and UVB. Both types cause changes to the skin, but there are important differences. Remember: A is for Aging, B for Burning.
- UVA penetrates deeply, leading to drying, wrinkling, sagging (from reduced elasticity) and blemishes (such as "liver spots").
- UVB produces surface damage ranging from a slight redness to severe blistering.
The Sun Protection Factor or SPF of a cream or lotion, indicates the level of protection offered against the effects of prolonged exposure to sunlight. It is the ratio of the UV exposure needed to produce minimal erythema (redness) on a skin site protected by the sun cream, compared to the UV exposure needed to produce comparable erythema on unprotected skin.
The greater the SPF number, the longer the skin can be exposed to direct sunlight without damage. Nevertheless, even when using a good sunscreen, common sense is vital.