You don’t need to wait for a day at the beach to apply your favorite Ocean Potion® sunscreen! Like the song says, winter, spring, summer and fall… any day you are planning to spend outside calls for a proper dose of sunscreen.
Why? Well, sunscreen goes to work almost immediately, providing protection upon application, for one. Its active ingredients include all those beneficial compounds that help keep you looking young, (even more) beautiful, and healthy for years to come.
So, why wouldn’t you wear it every day?
The reality is that anytime you are outside, you are exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Doesn’t matter if there is full on sun, cloud cover, hot or cold.
If you sit by a window at work, you’re also exposed, since more than 50 percent of UV rays can penetrate glass. (The sun is sneaky like that!)
Headed on a road trip? Did you know that by law, your car’s front windshield is treated to filter out the UV rays? But this does not apply to the other windows in the car. So, slather up!
But, how do you know if you are choosing the right formula? Look for these key things on the label:
- Is it “Broad Spectrum?” -There are two types of UV light that can harm your skin — UVA and UVB. A broad spectrum, or full-spectrum, sunscreen protects you from both
- SPF – What is the Sun Protection Factor? How well does it protect against harmful UVB rays? (UVA rays are not rated.)
- Water Resistant – How long will the SPF work while swimming or sweating? Water resistant sunscreens typically mean that the SPF is maintained on or about 40 minutes.
- Active Ingredients – Ocean Potion® suncreen formulas are rich with good-for-you active ingredients, including deep sea minerals, sea kelp, algae, and aloe vera extracts, anti-oxidants and vitamins to keep your skin nourished and hydrated with a healthy glow.
- Expiration Dates – The FDA requires sunscreens to be stamped with an expiration date, unless the product is proven to last at least three years. No date, then assume it’s good for three years past purchase.
Nothing ages the skin more than sunlight, so again we ask: Why wouldn’t you apply sunscreen every day?