Sun-wise tips for every body. Do’s and don’t’s so you won’t “feel the burn.”
Wear proper clothing:
A hat with a 4-inch brim that covers the neck, ears, eyes and scalp (the thinner the hair, the more important the protection).
Loose-fitting, tightly-woven clothing that covers arms and legs. (But remember: cloth has only an SPF of 4—so it may help reduce the extent of your sunburn, but won’t protect against UVA rays.)
Sunglasses with UV protection.
For one adult application, use one ounce of sunscreen for all exposed skin areas, paying special attention to nose, ears, shoulders, feet and lips.
Use a higher SPF at higher elevations—ultraviolet radiation increases by 4% every 1000 feet—and in tropical climates.
Give yourself regular skin self-exams and get an annual professional skin check.
Do’s for “special interest” groups
Most skin grows more sensitive to sun damage with age. For adequate protection, senior citizens should use an SPF of at least 30.
People with dry skin should use a cream or lotion sunscreen.
3rd Rock products are ideal for people with chemically sensitive skin because they contain nothing that can cause adverse reactions—no PABA, preservatives, perfumes, alcohol or chemicals.
If you take prescription medications, ask your doctor if they can increase sun sensitivity—drugs like tetracyclines, thiazides, methotrexate, oral Vitamin A derivatives (Accutane, Soriatane), topical Vitamin A products (Retin A), topical glycolic acids and retinols. Many doctors don’t volunteer this information, so don’t forget to check!
3rd Rock is also highly recommended for persons undergoing post-dermatological treatment, because all products are 100% natural and non-toxic. There’s nothing foreign to react to.
Avoid direct exposure between 10:00 in the morning and 2:00 in the afternoon (some say 4:00), when ultraviolet radiation is strongest—and especially between 11:00 and 1:00. To calculate roughly how much UV exposure you’re getting, look at your shadow: If your shadow is longer than you are, UV exposure is low. A shadow that’s shorter than you are means high exposure.
Stay away from tanning beds and booths. Artificial tanning equipment does not prevent sunburn. Just the opposite. It damages skin far worse with concentrated forms of UV light. If you want a tan, get it from a bottle.