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Sun Protection Show Your Skin Some Love

Sunscreen shows your skin how much you love it!

Whether you’re just hangin’ outdoors with friends, or out swimming, chilling out with a beach day, are skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking or camping….UVA and UVB ray protection is SUPER important.

Here at The Outdoor Shops, we sell and strongly recommend Sun Bum sunscreen.

Sun Bum’s well-known brand of sunscreen and sun protection products offers a wide range of products to ensure that you're properly shielded from the sun's harmful rays. Sun Bum's products are tested and approved by the skin cancer foundation and are designed to provide broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. The products are made with natural, reef-safe ingredients and are free of parabens, oxybenzone, and octinoxate, making them safe for marine life. Sun Bum's sunscreen range includes SPF 15, 30, 50, and 70, so you can find the right level of protection for your skin type.

Sun Bum also offers other sun protection products, such as zinc oxide mineral sunscreens, & after-sun lotions. Their zinc oxide mineral sunscreen is specifically designed to be gentle on sensitive skin and provides long-lasting protection without leaving a white cast. The after-sun products help to soothe and hydrate the skin after a day in the sun.

Sunscreen & Sun Protection Tips

  • Always wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 when exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Wear protective clothing such as wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, and long pants to protect from sunburn.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure between 10am and 2pm, when the sun's rays are strongest.
  • Stay in the shade whenever possible.
  • Wear sunglasses that block both UV-A and UV-B rays.
  • Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, or after swimming or sweating.
  • Don't forget to protect your lips with a lip balm that has SPF in it.
  • Have regular skin checks with your doctor if you have had skin cancer in the past.

When Should I Wear Sunscreen?

The sun is essential for life, but it can also be dangerous if we don't protect ourselves from its harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. To stay safe, it's important to know when and where to take extra precautions.

  • The sun is most intense during the summer months. This is especially true between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV rays are strongest. (SOURCE) It's wise to plan outdoor activities before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. to avoid the strongest rays. If you must be outside during this peak period, cover up as much as possible with clothing and a wide-brimmed hat, and use sunscreen of at least SPF 30.
  • Be aware of your location. UV radiation is more intense in places closer to the equator, such as the southern most states in the US. If you plan to visit these locations, it's important to take extra precautions. Be sure to check the UV index of your destination and plan accordingly.
  • UV rays reflect off surfaces like water, snow, and ice. This makes it difficult to gauge the strength of UV rays when you're near these surfaces, so it's important to stay shaded and wear extra sunscreen when you're swimming, boating, floating, skiing, snowboarding & sledding.
  • UV rays can penetrate through clouds, so don't rely on cloudy days as a sign of safety. Even on cloudy days, you should wear sunscreen and protective clothing to avoid sunburns.

About Sun Bum

Sun Bum is a sun care and lifestyle brand that was founded in 2010 by friends who were passionate about spending time in the sun. The company is based in Cocoa Beach, Florida and is owned and operated by a small, close-knit team. Sun Bum offers a variety of products to help people protect their skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Sun Bum is committed to producing products that are free of oxybenzone, parabens, and other harsh chemicals, and they are also dedicated to ocean conservation. Sun Bum has a strong presence in the beach and outdoor lifestyle communities, and they are actively involved in a variety of charitable causes.

About The Outdoor Shops

The Outdoor Shops is your one-stop shop for Outdoor Fun. We are constantly improving our online presence, bringing you new products we think will benefit you and your family to make memories outdoors.

In conclusion, the sun can be an enjoyable part of our lives, but it's important to protect ourselves from its harmful UV rays. To stay safe, be aware of when the sun's rays are strongest, be mindful of your location, pay attention to reflective surfaces, and be cautious on cloudy days. With these simple tips and Sun Bum Sunscreen from The Outdoor Shops, you can enjoy the sun safely!

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