LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WEAR SUNSCREEN
Exactly 25 years ago, the famous director Baz Luhrmann made a spoken word record entitled “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen.” Well, the song was about a million and other things like youth, self-confidence and being bold, but he opens (and closes) the song with the famous line: “Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '99 / Wear sunscreen. / If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it!”
May 27 is National Sunscreen Day—and there’s no better day to start following the advice on Mr. Luhrmann’s cult hit than right this minute! We break down the reasons why wearing sunscreen is an absolute must:
1. Sunscreen protects your skin against irreparable damage, especially at the beach!
There’s more than meets the eye to your typical beach sunburn. Not applying sunscreen runs the risk for skin damage and skin cancer, due to harmful UVA and UVB rays penetrating the skin. The thing about skin damage is that in most cases, it’s non-reversible—so prevention is indeed better than the cure.
Get started on skin protection with an easy-to-use sunscreen such as the Beach Hut SPF Max 100. It’s hassle-free non-sticky, non-greasy formula allows you to apply sunscreen without that annoying extra layer feeling.
2. Sunscreen keeps your skin from aging.
The fountain of youth can be squeezed out from a bottle, and that bottle is your favorite Beach Hut SPF Max 100 sunscreen. As old age often rears its head through wrinkled, spotted and non-elastic (read: supple) skin, applying sunscreen slows down the aging process, allowing you to look younger for longer.
In a study conducted out of 900 people over a four-year period, people who applied broad-spectrum sunscreen aged 24% less than those who did not. So if sunscreen’s gonna be a lifelong commitment especially for beach bums like you, choose one that’s easy to apply anywhere, at any time—we recommend the Beach Hut Clear Spray Sunblock, with its nifty spray format that allows the product to diffuse well onto your skin without using your hands.
3. The environment makes it harder for our skin to be naturally protected.
It’s a tough fact we have to face: the environment makes it harder and harder for us to have natural protection against the sun’s harmful rays. As of 2021, the ozone layer has depleted about two-thirds of its depth, meaning that there’s not much in the way of nature that has been helping dodge powerfully dangerous UVA and UVB rays, not to mention the extreme heat that comes with it.
It’s time to thank things into our own hands: the Beach Hut Max 100 SPF Ice Summer Aerosol, providing convenient spray-format sunscreen protection with an icy cooling effect!
As a final word, it’s worth taking a refresher course on SPF. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is a measure of the amount of direct UVA/UVB sunlight required to turn sunscreen-protected skin red. For instance, someone using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 will take 15 times longer for their skin to turn red than without the sunscreen.
Just make sure to apply your sunscreen at least 15 minutes before sun exposure, covering all your body parts evenly and reapplying every 2 hours—less if you’re out swimming.