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Powerful Protection with Sun Creams

Sun protection is essential these days.  The Swimwear Shack can offer you a range of sunscreen options that you can use on the beach and in the water.  Make sure you have the protection you need from UVA and UVB rays by stocking up on sunscreens ready for the summer.

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    Island Tribe SPF50+ 50ml GEL

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Beach Lovers Sun Screen Guide

There are so many different sunscreen products on the market it can be a little overwhelming.  This is an important product though so you do need to make sure you choose the right sunscreen for you.  Sunscreen provides essential protection for the skin against harmful UV rays and can help to prevent sunburn and skin damage.

Which Factor?

One of the main decisions you will have to make is which factor sunscreen you use.  Sunscreens are calculated in terms of SPF – this indicates how much time your skin will be able to tolerate the sun before burning.  If you have pale skin then it is likely you can only stay out in the sun for 15 minutes before burning.  So for example if you choose an sunscreen with an SPF of 10 then you will be able to increase the amount of time you can stay in the sun without burning by 10 times.  This would mean you could stay out for around 2 ½ hours safely.

The higher the sunscreen the longer you will be able to stay out in the sun.  Don’t forget to wear other sun blocking protective layers such as rashies, hats and sunglasses.  Remember if you are staying outside for long periods of time you will need to keep reapplying your sunscreen to maintain protection.


You do need to put enough sunscreen for the maximum protective benefits.  Many people use too little sunscreen and this can reduce its effects.  Studies have shown that the average person will need to use about 85mls of sunscreen to cover their body effectively.  This is quite a lot and will mean a standard 200ml bottle should only last you a day or so (if you keep reapplying).   The average person though will only use a fraction of this amount and will stretch out a bottle of sunscreen to last a week or more.  However this could mean that you are not providing your skin with the protection it needs.

If you are going to spend a long time out in the sun you will need to stock up on sunscreen.  Make sure you have plenty of bottles of the right SPF at the ready so that you can keep reapplying and prevent your skin from burning. If you don’t want to use so much sunscreen then cover up with other sun blocking methods such as rashies, hats and sunglasses.