GETTING THE MOST FROM
The purpose of
a sunblock is to give you the freedom to enjoy being outdoors while being
protected from the dangers of too much sun exposure. Bonding Base sunblocks
give you more freedom than traditional sunblocks because they lock into your
skin and last longer through a wide variety of activities.
several factors that can change the effectiveness of even the same sunblock.
Among these are the season of the year, altitudes, time of day,
humidity/moisture in the air, and even your skin temperature at time of
following guidelines will help you get the most out of your sunblock -
How to apply sunblock for best results:
Choose the correct SPF level – fairer skin, lengthy outdoor exposure or extreme sun
conditions require a higher SPF level. However, if applied properly only those
with the fairest of skin should need a sunblock above SPF 30.
SPF levels are
based on the FDA guideline of a very liberal application: 1-1/4 ounce per body
per application. Because of the way the chemistry works, sunblock SPFs are
divisible but not additive. Putting on less, as most people do yields less
protection. Applying half as much SPF 30 as the FDA guidelines require results
in protection of only about SPF 15. Put on twice as much and you still get only
formula sunblocks lock into the skin leaving a non-greasy feel. Be willing to
apply more liberally and wait out the 5-minute absorption period for best
Apply to cool dry skin - and re-apply if exposed to extreme conditions *.
formula sunblocks work best when they can lock into cool dry skin. Apply early
in the day, before you go out, go into the water or begin to perspire. Once
locked in, bonding base sunblocks stay on.
liberally, at a rate equal to 1-1/4 ounce per full body. Allow 5 to 8 minutes
to soak in before applying makeup or exposing to water or sweat. If applying
after a shower, allow your skin 10 minutes to dry thoroughly.
conditions Bonding Base sunblocks can provide all day protection when applied
Under one or
more of the extreme conditions listed below you should re-apply to areas of
thinner skin which the sun hits directly such as shoulders, face, top of feet,
ears, and bald spots.
*Extreme Conditions Indicators
1. 8 hours (or more) of sun including
exposure between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
2. Skin sensitive due to sunburn from
exposure during peak solar season: May through July in the Northern Hemisphere,
December through February in the Southern Hemisphere.
4. Sun exposure within 20 degrees latitude
of the equator.
5. Sun exposure above 7,000 feet altitude.
If you are
exposed to two or more of the above or one of the below environments you should
definitely re-apply your Bonding Base sunblock every 3 to 4 hours, and a
nonbonding base sunblock even more frequently. You may wish to consider using a
higher SPF sunblock.
6. Exposure to heavy flushing or rubbing
motions such as water skiing or frequent towel drying
7. Exposure above 10.000 feet altitude
with permission of Sawyer Products.