How Sunscreen Bands Work
Be smarter in the sun!
Sunscreen Bands make it fun and easy to remember to reapply sunscreen and when to get out of the sun or cover up. The bands remind you and your kids to stay safe from damaging UVA & UVB rays while you work, play and enjoy your time in the sun. The bands work wet or dry.
Prepare for the outdoors
Liberally apply any sunscreen or spray SPF 15 or higher to sun-exposed skin before going outdoors. Follow exactly your Sunscreens directions for use on your sunscreen label for sunscreen use and application procedures.
Get out in the sun to activate your band
As soon as you step into the sun, place a Sunscreen Band around your wrist with the Pink side up. Your Sunscreen Band will turn Dark Purple within seconds to let you know it’s activated and monitoring UV exposure. Do not apply sunscreen to the band until the adhesive is secure and the band forms a loop around the wrist leaving room to place two fingers between the band and the skin. Apply your sunscreen to the band and let the band dry for 15 minutes without getting wet.
Reapply Reminder when the band turns lavender
As you stay in the sun, the band will gradually change color from Dark Purple to Lavender (light purple). When the band turns lavender (light purple) in color, this is your reminder to reapply sunscreen to your skin and to the band. Check your sunscreen label directions for reapplying sunscreen and follow the exact directions on the label.
Know when to get out of the sun
When any part of your Sunscreen Band turns CREAM (off-white), it’s time to get out of the sun or cover sun-exposed skin. You have reached your maximum sun exposure for the day based on the SPF of your sunscreen.
Use one Sunscreen Band each day for all-day UV protection
If you decide to go indoors at any point, you can use the same band all day even if you return outdoors. Your Sunscreen Band only monitors total sun exposure for the day, so you only need to use one band per day. The bands work when dry or wet, including in saltwater and pool (chlorinated) water.
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