Even if you apply sunscreen when you go out into the sun, your skin can sometimes burn for the following reasons.
1. You apply sunscreen – but forgot to shake the bottle. The active ingredient zinc oxide needs to be properly spread by shaking at least 30 seconds.
2. You apply sunscreen – but to little. If you cover your entire body with sunscreen, then you need at least 30 ml / 1 oz
3. You apply sunscreen – and you sweat a lot. This can cause your sunscreen to be ‘washed off’. Apply every time your skin gets wet or sticky.
4. You apply sunscreen – and go for a swim. Our sunscreen is not 100% waterproof and therefore need to be applied after swimming and toweling.
5. You apply sunscreen – but you use antibiotics. If you are on antibiotics, your skin is extra sensitive and it is best to stay in the shade.
6. You apply sunscreen – but your on the pill. When using the pill, your skin is more sensitive so extra attention is needed.
Other directions to prevent from sunburn
– Shake well before use
– Apply generously 30 minutes before sun exposure
– A full grown human body needs at least 30 ml Sun Safe sunscreen
– Let it dry and reapply to ensure adequate coverage and no areas are missed
– Even when protected avoid intense midday sun (11-3)
– Reapply every every 1-2 hours
– Reapply after swimming, toweling, sweating or when needed
– Wear protective clothing
– Do not expose babies and small children to direct sunlight