Really? A blog for sun protection. Is it really necessary? Yes, it is. The experienced surfer knows that good sun protection is as necessary as a good board. Like a red tomato in the lineup, you are not even an eye-catcher, but also you bring your health in danger.
Here you get to know 4 very important facts you should know about sunscreen/protection!
There are two different sunscreens. One is working in the physical way and the other one in a chemical way. The chemical sunscreen you should put half an hour in advance on your skin before jumping in. But the physical one you can put just before you are about going into the water.
2. The SPF factor of your sunscreen
The SPF factor of your sunscreen is extending the time you can stay in the sun. So if you use SPF factor 30 you can stay with skin type 1 2,5h – 5h in the sun. As well it is important that your sunscreen is not only protecting you from the UV-A also from the UV-B.
Zink is the perfect way to protect you from the sun. It is thicker and also not going off in the water. And now you find zink in a lot of different fun colors.
4. Neos, Lycras & Boardshorts for sun protection
Your wetsuit is not only keeping you warm in the water. It also protects you from the sun. So when it is getting too warm, it is from advantage to using lycra with 50 SPF factor.