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General Sun
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General Sun Safety

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Apply sunscreen at least 15 to 30 minutes before going outdoors. If you can do it an hour ahead of time, that’s even better.

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Be sure to choose a sunscreen that offers broad spectrum protection, which means it protects from both UVA and UVB rays.

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Don’t forget to wear protection on cloudy days as well as sunny ones. UVB rays may be partially blocked by the grayness, but UVA rays are not.

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Know that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Protect yourself appropriately. Also know that you should use sunscreen no matter what time you go out to enjoy the day.

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Protect your child’s skin with sunscreens designed specifically for the sensitive skin of babies and kids. The Banana Boat® Brand offers a wide variety of products that are tear free for quick and easy application.

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Wear sunscreen even if you are only planning to drive from one indoor location to another. UVA rays can penetrate glass. Commonly forgotten exposures include the left arm that sits on the car door ledge when driving, and the rays that warm your face through the sunroof.

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Sunscreen isn’t the only form of protection from the sun. Wearing a hat, sun protective clothing or even using an umbrella can help prevent harmful damage to your skin and help avoid a sunburn.

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Winter, spring, summer or fall—sunscreen is needed all year round.

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One ounce of sunscreen should cover you from head to toe if you’re wearing a swimsuit. That dollop’s about the size of a golf ball.

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Don’t forget those often-missed spots like ears, lips, and nose.

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Family Sun
Care Tips

Family Sun Care Tips

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Apply sunscreen on your kids at least 15 to 30 minutes before they race outdoors, whether it’s a cloudy or a sunny day. Banana Boat® UltraMist® Kids Tear-Free Sunscreen Continuous Sunscreen Spray is a fast and convenient way to get them covered before they slip away.

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Make sure to reapply sunscreen frequently, at least every two hours, and more often if children are dipping in and out of the pool, ocean or lake—or running through the sprinkler.

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Remember that children imitate their parents. If they see you putting on sunscreen, they are more likely to cooperate when it’s their turn.

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Make sunscreen application a part of the daily routine. That way you’re likely to encounter fewer struggles, and you’ll be teaching your kids a life-long healthy habit.

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If your child falls asleep during that lunchtime picnic or while out on the beach, apply one or more of the following protection solutions. First, spray them with an easy-to-use sunscreen like Banana Boat® UltraMist® Kids Tear-Free Sunscreen Spray. Then, either provide them with some shade, carry them inside, or cover them up.

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Sun protection can be easy with Banana Boat® Sunscreen Kids Stick SPF 50, which is great for covering those vulnerable spots like ears, nose and under-eye area.

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Always use products designed specifically for the sensitive skin of babies and kids. The Banana Boat® Brand offers a wide variety of products that are tear free for quick and easy application.

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Sport Sun
Care Tips

Sport Sun Care Tips

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Apply sunscreen at least 15 to 30 minutes before you hit the slopes, waves or trail. Be sure to coat those spots that will get prolonged exposure, like the back of your neck and shoulders. If you plan on being active, use a water resistant sunscreen, like Banana Boat® Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30.

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Reapply sunscreen frequently, at least every two hours. If you’re in the surf or if you’re breaking a good sweat, reapply more often.

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One ounce of sunscreen should cover you from head to toe if you’re wearing a swimsuit. That dollop’s about the size of a golf ball.

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The “farmer’s tan” is especially likely when hiking, climbing or biking. So put sunscreen on before you dress, ensuring that you cover those often-forgotten spots, like ears, and the backs of hands and arms. If possible, carry a spray-on sunscreen with you, like UltraMist® Sport Continuous Spray SPF 30, so you can keep moving.

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Doesn’t matter whether it’s football or baseball season. If we’re lucky, the sun’s rays beam down on us every day. So use Banana Boat® Sunscreen all year round.

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Just because it’s cloudy doesn’t mean you should skip the sunscreen. Dispersed sun rays still reach our skin, so you should still use sunscreen. If you’re on the court or the course under clouds or haze, use at least a mid-range SPF like Banana Boat® Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30.

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