Experts remind us all the time: Wear your sunscreen daily, especially when you know you’re going to be outdoors and exposed to the sun. But how do sunscreens work and how much do you really need? Because apparently, there is a right way to apply it, and many of us are doing it wrong.
May 27 is National Sunscreen Day, and in recognition of this day, let’s talk about the important component in sunscreen that helps protect our skin: SPF.
Short for “Sun Protection Factor,” think of SPF as your skin’s superhero shield against the sun. Basically, SPF tells you how well a sunscreen can protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays.
The number you see next to the word “SPF” on product labels is its rating. The higher the SPF number, the more UVB protection you get. It’s also important to note that while most sunscreens offer UVB protection, it’s highly recommended to opt for broad-spectrum sunscreens which also provide sufficient UVA protection.
So if you’re going on an adventure, make sure to pack a broad-spectrum sunscreen with the highest SPF possible for the best skin protection. This is why we love Beach Hut sunscreens. Not only does the brand offer broad-spectrum sunscreens with SPF 100++—unlike other sunscreens, Beach Hut products are non-sticky and feel light on the skin. No white cast either, so you don’t look like a ghost frolicking on the beach!
Here are some of our favorite Beach Hut sunscreens with SPF 100++:
Beach Hut Max SPF100++ Sunscreen Lotion
Believe us when we say this—this feels super light on the skin, unlike other sunscreen lotions! Beach Hut Max SPF 100++ is formulated with micronized zinc oxide, which helps make this sunscreen easy to apply, non-sticky, and lightweight on the skin.
Plus, it has broad-spectrum sunscreen and offers SPF 100++, which means you get up to 99% protection against the sun’s UVA/UVB rays that could cause sunburn and skin damage.
Get the Beach Hut Max SPF100++ Sunscreen Lotion HERE.
Beach Hut Max SPF100++ Sunscreen Spray
Prefer sprays over lotion? Beach Hut Max SPF100++ Sunscreen is also available in a spray variant, for an even easier application. Like its lotion version, the Beach Hut Max SPF100++ Sunscreen Spray is clear and lightweight and doesn’t leave you with a sticky, greasy feeling.
With broad-spectrum sunscreen and SPF 100++, it also offers up to 99% UVA/UVB protection and is sweat and water-resistant, too. A quick tip: spray it upside down for the best application!
Get the Beach Hut Max SPF100++ Sunscreen Spray HERE.
Beach Hut Max SPF 100++ Ice Summer Aerosol
Beach Hut prides itself as “The Fun Expert,” which is why it has a sunscreen fit for every personality. For more adventurous individuals who like to keep “cool,” Beach Hut has the Beach Hut Max SPF 100++ Ice Summer Aerosol for you. Formulated with cool burst crystals, this sunscreen is cool and icy on the skin, for that refreshing feeling. And because it comes in aerosol packaging, application is even quicker, taking just seconds to cover yourself in it head-to-toe.
Beach Hut Max SPF 100++ Ice Summer Aerosol is also a broad-spectrum sunscreen that offers up to 99% UVA/UVB protection and is sweat and water-resistant too, fit for all kinds of activities.
Get the Beach Hut Max SPF 100++ Ice Summer Aerosol HERE.
As with any sunscreen though, it’s still important to complement it with shade and protective clothing (e.g. wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, rash guards, etc.). No sunscreen can protect you 100% from the sun’s rays, especially if you don’t apply (and reapply) it properly.
Many people think that the higher the SPF, the longer you can stay under the sun without reapplying. That is not true! For the best protection, Beach Hut gave the following tips:
- Apply your sunscreen 15-20 minutes before going out under the sun.
- Make sure to apply sunscreen generously over all exposed areas of your skin, not forgetting your ears, neck, face, and the tops of your hands and feet.
- Reapply every two hours, and after swimming or sweating (even if it’s under two hours since you applied).
Have fun on your next adventure, and don’t forget to pack your Beach Hut sunscreens for the best protection under the sun.
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