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SPF50 — the new standard in sun protection

Considering we have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, it comes as no surprise that the Australian Government has recently authorised the sale of SPF50+ sunscreens for use. So, read on to find out more about the benefits of SPF50+ sunscreen products.

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The higher the SPF, the better the protection

SPF50+ sunscreens offer 50 times more skin protection than using no sunscreen at all. How does this compare to the typical SPF30 sunscreens? Well, SPF30 sunscreens block out 96.7 per cent of damaging UVB rays (the rays that cause your skin to burn), whereas SPF50+ sunscreen blocks out over 98 per cent of UVB rays. Opting for a well-respected brand, such as Banana Boat’s extensive range of SPF50+ sunscreens, also provides greater protection against UVA rays (the rays that cause long-term skin damage), not to mention they are water-resistant for four hours. It’s no wonder Banana Boat’s SPF50+ sunscreens are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Who should use SPF50+ sunscreen?

Because the sun in Australia is more damaging than in other parts of the world, SPF50+ sunscreen is recommended for use by all Australians. Whether you’re pale or dark skinned, the sun can cause irreparable damage. People of all ages should wear sunscreen daily. With UV ratings at their peak between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. it pays for adults and children alike to apply a liberal amount of sunscreen on any exposed areas of skin before they head out each morning.

SPF50+ sunscreen: Safe and gentle on skin

Despite what some believe, SPF50+ sunscreen does not contain any added chemicals and is not thicker or greasier than any other sunscreens. Choosing to use the Banana Boat range of specially formulated SPF50+ sunscreens means you won’t even recognise the difference between their new SPF50+ range and any of their other products. Banana Boat has an SPF50+ sunscreen to suit every Aussie lifestyle, including sunscreen for babies and kids, those with sensitive skin, as well as sporting and outdoor enthusiasts.

How to use SPF50+ sunscreens

Just because SPF50+ sunscreen offers the greatest protection against harmful sun damage, it doesn’t mean that you can use it less frequently or use a smaller amount. In order to benefit from its UV protection, it should be reapplied at least every four hours. Sunscreen should be applied liberally and Banana Boat recommends using a 20 cent coin size for each body part. In order to get the full benefits of what this great product has to offer, it should be applied before sun exposure.

Combine your daily application of Banana Boat SPF50+ sunscreen, recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, with wearing a hat, sunglasses and covering up with comfortable clothing and you can rest assured you and your family are receiving the most effective protection against harmful sun exposure.

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