30 April 2010

UV Protection and UV Detection

As we close out April we want to remind our readers May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention month.

Since summertime is fast approaching, we at wristbands.net want to take the time to remind you to protect yourself from the sun with some helpful recommendations from the American Academy of Dermatology and a fun reminder of our ultraviolet sensitive wristbands!

Generously apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or more to all exposed skin. “Broad-spectrum” provides protection from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Reapply approximately every two hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.

Wear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses, where possible.

Seek shade when appropriate. Remember that the sun's rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If your shadow appears to be shorter than you are, seek shade.

Protect children from sun exposure. Be sure to play in the shade, use protective clothing, and apply sunscreen.

Use extra caution near water, snow, and sand because they reflect and intensify the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chances of sunburn.

Avoid tanning beds. Ultraviolet light from the sun and tanning beds can cause skin cancer and wrinkling. If you want to look like you've been in the sun, consider using a sunless self-tanning product, but continue to use sunscreen with it.

Our ultraviolet sensitive wristbands are a helpful reminder when UV rays are at their peak. The color change from beige to deep purple is a clear indicator to seek shade or enjoy to indoor activity! These wristbands are also a perfect way to promote skin care products such as sunscreens. One of our wonderful clients shares his message with SUNWISESUNSAFE on his ultraviolet wristband.

As always, please visit us online at Wristbands.net or contact us at 1-800-433-1758 for more information! Here’s to some summer fun!

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