With skin cancer on the rise over the past three decades, we need to make sure we go outside protected. Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun’s UV rays in as little as 15 minutes whether the sun is out or not. Although skin cancer is the most common with over 1 million new cases each year, it is also the most preventable cancer. You ultimately control your skin cancer risk!
Whats the right Sun Screen to use?
Outdoor workers should always protect their skin with a broad spectrum sunscreen that provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Liberally apply sunscreen to exposed areas at least 15 minutes before going outside so the ingredients can fully absorb into the skin. Following the FDA recommendations for extended sun exposure, it is best to reapply the same amount of sunscreen every 80 minutes especially after excessive sweating or being in the water. Remember, always apply sunscreen first before applying any insect repellent!
What ingredients to a look out for?
The most common sunscreens contain chemical filters for protection. These sunscreen products typically include a combination of at least two to six of the following active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. Mineral sunscreens use zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. SunX 50 SPF Broad Spectrum sunscreen is Oxybenzone Free, Paraben Free, nono- greasy UVA/UVB protection with SPF 50 the highest allowed by the FDA.
Working outdoors increases your risk of skin cancer, but CoreTex Products provides a safe, effective and economical solution for all outdoor workers! Sun X SPF 50 Broad Spectrum Sunscreens are FDA compliant and meets all of OSHA’s recommendations, along with passing the Lineman’s Glove Test. Sun X 50, is SPF 50 the highest allowed by the FDA, non-greasy, Oxybenzone free and Paraben free. Sun X SPF 50 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen is the best way to be sun safe!