Sunscreen & Sun Tan Lotions: A Kinder Sun®
When it comes to protecting your skin against UV rays or developing a glowing summer tan, you want sunscreen or sun tan lotion you can rely on to get the job done.
That’s why sun seekers of all types choose Panama Jack. As experts in sun care since 1974, we remain committed to creating sunscreen you can trust so you can get the most out of your time in the sun no matter where life takes you.
Panama Jack Sunscreen Lotions expertly combine antioxidants with moisturizing oils and a light tropical fragrance. With lotions ranging from SPF 4 to 100, we have the perfect sunscreen or sun tan lotion for every day and every family member, whether you are searching for minimal or maximum sun protection.
From our SPF 4 sun tan lotions to our UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum SPF 15, 30, 50, and 100 sunscreens, we have options for everyone. For those looking for more protection, a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion with an SPF of 15 or higher is the way to go. You can also opt for our water-resistant Sport Sunscreen formulas, perfect for those looking for trusted sun protection to go with an active outdoor lifestyle.
Whatever your choice, Panama Jack is here to help you stay sun safe for all of your activities under the sun. However, using the right sunscreen is only one component of sun safety. You also need to be following healthy sunscreen habits.
HOW TO USE IT
No matter which level of protection you choose, proper application is key to making sure your sunscreen is effective. First, make sure you’re using the correct amount of sunscreen. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, adults need at least one ounce to cover their entire body. Sunscreen lotions must also be fully absorbed into the skin, so it is important to thoroughly rub the sunscreen lotion in until you can no longer see it on your skin. Don’t forget to apply a specially-formulated face sunscreen and SPF lip balm to protect the more sensitive areas of skin on your face.
The best way to ensure full coverage is to apply sunscreen lotion before getting dressed for the day. This way, you know your skin is protected if your clothes shift or if you remove layers. Should you choose only to apply sunscreen on exposed areas, a good rule of thumb is to always apply at least 15 minutes before you head out the door. This will allow the sunscreen to fully absorb into your skin prior to sun exposure. Additionally, always remember that you need to reapply your sunscreen at least every two hours. And, after extensive sweating or time spent in the water, your sunscreen should be reapplied immediately!
When it comes to sun protection for children, use a gentle but effective kid’s sunscreen, and don’t forget to cover often neglected areas, such as behind the neck, tops of ears, and underneath any bathing suit straps.
WHY YOU NEED IT
There are two distinct types of rays from the sun that can damage our skin. UVB rays are the sun’s rays that are responsible for giving us painful sunburns and causing most forms of skin cancer over time. UVA rays are the sun’s rays that lead to the unwanted early aging of our skin. Though their effects appear in different ways, all types of UV radiation can contribute to your risk of developing skin cancer, so Broad Spectrum SPF sunscreen should be a pillar of your daily skincare routine.
UVA rays can be particularly dangerous as they can damage your skin in ways that you don’t often notice. They can easily penetrate through glass and even clouds on the most overcast days. Even if you only run an errand or two on a cloudy day or work inside near a sunny window, you can still experience sun damage, which builds up over time.
In addition to minimizing your risk of skin cancer, a Broad Spectrum SPF sunscreen lotion is an important anti-aging contribution that you can make to your daily skincare routine. Scientific studies have shown that people who use Broad Spectrum sunscreen daily experience less skin aging than people who only use sunscreen occasionally.
You might wonder how sunscreen lotion is such an effective line of defense against the sun’s unforgiving rays. Acting as a sort of shield, traditional sunscreens absorb UV rays before they can reach your skin and damage it. Mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, both absorb and reflect the rays away from your skin.
What happens if you don’t get sufficient sun protection? When you’re exposed to the sun, UV radiation targets your DNA. Your body is able to repair some of the damage, but over time, the unrepaired damage accumulates and can cause your DNA cells to forget their function. As a result, they may begin to mutate and replicate too quickly, which can lead to cancer. Luckily, you can reduce your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 40 percent and your risk of melanoma by 50 percent when you use a Broad Spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 every day.
WHEN TO USE IT
It's easy to remember to use sunscreen when we are on vacation. Sunscreen is probably the very first thing you pack in your beach bag, and if you forget, it is the first thing you buy before heading to the beach. After all, no one wants a sunburn during a time that’s supposed to be filled with rest and relaxation. Even on recreational outings to the park or golf course, many people know they need to protect their skin.
But sunscreen shouldn’t become a skincare product used only when you spend extended periods of time outdoors. It should be a pillar of your everyday routine. If you do have an outdoor day planned, the Melanoma Research Foundation recommends applying an SPF of at least 30.
Make putting on Panama Jack SPF sunscreen lotion a part of your everyday morning routine, just like brushing your teeth. Daily sunscreen application can give you the best chance of minimizing signs of aging and sun damage when done in combination with other expert-recommended sun protection strategies:
– Wear UPF-rated clothing. Panama Jack performance short and long sleeve shirts carry a UPF 35+ rating, meaning less than 3% of UV radiation is allowed to pass through.
– Wear a hat. Wide-brimmed, UPF-rated hats are particularly useful for getting extra protection on your face, ears, and neck.
– Wear sunglasses. People often neglect their eyes when it comes to sun protection. To keep your eyes safe during a day in the sun, opt for sunglasses that offer 100% UVA/UVB protection.
One thing you can count on is that there’s no such thing as too much sun protection.
The key to consistent, daily sunscreen application is finding a sunscreen that you not only trust, but will love to use. That’s why we’ve formulated all Panama Jack Sunscreen Lotions to include rich moisturizers and antioxidants, to go on smooth, and to contain no oxybenzone or octinoxate.
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