SPF is an acronym for Sun Protection Factor. The number placed with SPF refers to the time it would take for the sun’s UVB rays to redden the skin if you apply the sunscreen (as directed) compared with the amount of time without sunscreen.
For example, if you apply a SPF 30 sunscreen properly, it will take you 30 times longer to burn than if you had not applied sunscreen.
To choose the right SPF for you, the first thing you need to do is consider your lifestyle factors:
- If you spend most of your days inside with a few short periods in the sun, then an SPF of 15 or higher will work perfectly for you.
- If you spend most of your time outside, then an SPF of 30 or higher should be your best friend. Don’t forget a water-resistant option might be best for you too! More time spent outside means you’re more likely to perspire. Especially in those hot summer months, lather up with your own personalized sunscreen!
Regardless of which SPF number you choose, sunscreen should be a part of your everyday routine. Apply 30 minutes before heading outside to allow the sunscreen to bind to the skin. If your sun exposure lasts longer than 2 hours, it is imperative to reapply for continued protection. Especially if your outdoor activities include swimming or excessive sweating, reapply immediately.
Here at USImprints, we have a wide variety of custom logo sunscreens in personal sized bottles. Always having a mini sunscreen bottle around ensures you are always protected! The next time your customer avoids a sunburn, they'll have you to thank for it!