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When should you wear sunscreen?

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It's finally Spring time and the sun is shining bright! Protect your skin while enjoying the warmer weather with these tips and All Natural Products from Melinessence.

Wear Sunscreen every day if you will be outside. The sun emits harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays year round. These ultraviolet rays are the primary cause of skin cancer.

Even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin. Snow, sand, and water increase the need for sunscreen because they reflect the sun’s rays.

What type of sunscreen should you use?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, you should;

Choose a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection, an SPF of 30 or greater, and is water resistant. Remember water resistant does not mean waterproof! No sunscreens are waterproof or “sweatproof." For best results, reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and even more often if you are swimming or engaged in physical activity where you are sweating.

The kind of sunscreen you choose is a matter of personal choice, and may vary depending on the area of the body to be protected. Available sunscreen options include lotions, creams, gels, ointments, wax sticks and sprays. And don't forget you lip balm!

Melinessence offers "True Natural", All Natural Broad Spectrum Sunscreens. This Vegan Formula is 100% Mineral Based, Biodegradable, Gluten & Cruelty Free. Available in, SPF 30 Baby & Family- Water Resistant Unscented, SPF 30 Sport Stick- 80 minutes Water Resistant, Broad-spectrum SPF 30 Caribbean Coconut, and Broad-spectrum SPF 15 Face- Unscented. We also offer All Natural Self-Tanner in both light to medium and dark, so you can still have that beautiful tan without the harmful effects of the sun. 

The National Council on Skin Care Prevention Declares one day each year as “Don’t Fry Day” To Encourage Sun Safety Awareness. Get your "SLOP" on with Melinessence and Don't Fry Anyday!!!

Fortunately, skin cancer is highly curable if found early and can be prevented. Remember to Slip! Slop! Slap!...and Wrap when you’re outdoors — slip on a shirt, slop on broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, slap on a wide-brimmed hat, and wrap on sunglasses.

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