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Sunscreen Facts 2014-09-12T09:15:52+00:00

The Surf Life Saving ‘Sun Safe Promise’ you can rely on.
We’ve been protecting Aussies and our beaches for over 100 years – and now we want to help protect your skin. We are very proud to offer the same expert protection you’ve come to expect between the flags, now beyond the flags, in your everyday life. So, whether you’re an avid beachgoer, athlete or an active family with busy kids – Surf Life Saving Sunscreen is the perfect sunscreen for you.
For safe and strong defence against the sun’s harmful rays. Choose Surf Life Saving Sunscreen – your skin will thank you for it.

All Surf Lifesaving sunscreens are made and tested in Australia – for Australians !

1.GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SUNSCREEN
Put your Surf Lifesaving Sunscreen on at least 20 minutes before exposing your skin to the sun. This allows it to absorb deeper into your skin before exposure to UV rays and will ensure maximum strength protection. Use the correct amount, too many people get caught out by not using enough sunscreen, ensure your application routine has covered you and your family sufficiently for your best protection.
Reapply your Surf Lifesaving sunscreen regularly – ideally every hour – especially after swimming and drying off with a towel.

2. AVOID THE SUN AT ITS PEAK
The Australian sun is notorious for its strength. Exposing your skin to the sun when it is at its hottest during the day can be dangerous. It is advisable to avoid prolonged sun exposure between the hours of 10am and 3pm. Never go in the sun without Surf Lifesaving sunscreen applied, and if you must go in the sun between these hours, make sure you take extra precautions like the patrol Lifesavers do – wear a hat, cover up, drink water and reapply your sunscreen frequently. Surf Lifesaving sunscreens are all SPF50+, the maximum protection you can get in Australia, we know what can happen when your skin is exposed day in day out, so when you use sunscreen make sure it’s the real deal and use our SPF50+.

3.THE BITS THAT BURN THE MOST
Be thorough when putting on your Surf Lifesaving sunscreen. All skin burns in the sun so it all needs to be protected. Don’t forget your ears, nose, feet and toes! The backs of knees and around the ankles are two more areas that often get neglected. Also make sure to spread your sunscreen right up under swim suit so no skin is unprotected if the costume moves. Your scalp can also burn so unless you fancy rubbing sunscreen into your hair, its best to wear a hat.

4.SUNCARE FOR ALL SEASONS
Don’t neglect sun protection just because it’s not the middle of summer. In Spring and Autumn the sun may lack the intense heat it has in summer but those harmful UVA and UVB rays are very much still there.

1. Everyday use of sun lotions on your face and back of the hands will limit the chances of developing dry leathery skin, wrinkles, spotting and other signs of premature aging and skin cancer.

2. Sunscreen should be applied to clean, dry skin at least 20 minutes before exposure to the sun which allows it time to absorb properly.

3.Children and babies need greater protection. Use an SPF50+ sunscreen for the best protection for your little ones.