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05-31-2010

Ok, so I’m not going to tell you like a broken record, wear sun screen (but wear it!), I will tell you though what the difference in SPF mean as many of us don’t know. The SPF rating is calculated by comparing the amount of time needed to produce a sunburn on protected skin to the amount of time needed to cause a sunburn on unprotected skin.   For example, a fair-skinned person who would normally burn after 10 minutes in the sun, ten minutes is their "initial burning time." If that person uses a sunscreen with SPF 2, it takes 20 minutes in the sun for that person's skin to burn. Now, if that person uses a sunscreen with SPF 15, it multiplies the initial burning time by 15, so it takes 150 minutes, or 2 and half hours, for that person's skin to burn. Generally you want to wear at least a SPF 30 and reapply every 2-3 hours. Try our Studio SPF 45 Sunscreen powder for a quick and easy way to get protected against the sun! Have you had any random sunburn stories? Let’s hear them!   
 
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