Results - How well do you know your sunscreens?

When do you use a sunscreen?

  • Everyday – 68%
  • Multiple times a day – 8%
  • Only in the sun- 24%

What brand of sunscreen do you use?

  • The most popular sunscreen used by the respondents is Heliocare
  • Do you know what ingredients to look for in a sunscreen?
    78% of respondents said they do not understand what ingredients to look for and 28% said they do.

Ingredient's to avoid:

These ingredients can cause skin irritations and should be avoided:

  • Salicylates like (octyl salicytate)
  • PABA (para- aminobenzoic acid)
  • Oxybenzone Retinyl Palmitate

Rely on SPF to protect form sun

Do you reapply sunscreen after being in water

What sun protection factor do you use

Do you understand the difference between UVA and UVB rays?

54% of respondents said yes and 46% said no they don't know they difference.
Below is the answer:

There are two categories of UV light:

UVA
Deep-penetrating
Long-term damaging effects on the skin
Causes skin cancers
Nearly all (95%) of the UV radiation that we are exposed to is UVA radiation

UVB
Shorter-wave
Causes sunburn
Causes skin cancers

  • Ensure that your skin is completely protected by looking for a broad-spectrum sunscreen which will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Sunscreen needs to be fully absorbed into the skin to be effective, so apply it 15 to 30 minutes before you step into sunlight.
  • Do you know the difference between a chemical and physical sunscreen?
  • 34% of respondents said yes and 66% said no they don't know the difference.

Do you know how long SPF protects you

Can take supplements to enhance protection