While there’s no such thing as waterproof sunscreen, many are labelled as water-resistant. This is enough to make some people feel safe whenever they apply sunscreen before a swim. What they don’t realise, however, is that sunscreen, along with all its impressive properties and effects, wears off quickly, and especially after contact with water.
Water washes sunscreen off your body, particularly if you’ve just applied it. The unfortunate proof of this is the environmental effect. Oxybenzone, a chemical often added to sunscreen, has been linked to coral bleaching, so not only are beachgoers left without that protective layer of sun care after a swim, but the product they’ve used might have partly contributed to environmental damage.
Also remember that sunscreen needs to be reapplied every couple of hours. By getting wet, you’re wearing the product off at a quicker pace, and by drying yourself afterwards, you’re actively wiping it off. This is why you should always have sunscreen at the ready if you’re planning to come into contact with water. You might, for example, have a mid-morning workout, inevitably followed by a shower, after which you’ll need to add a new layer.
If, however, lugging a bottle of sunscreen everywhere sounds a bit tedious then switch to EezySun’s snap sachets, which you can carry in a pocket. They’re small enough for your handbag, backpack or briefcase, and there’s enough chemical-free sunscreen in them for a complete, safe and simple application.
No matter where you are, keep yourself constantly protected against sun damage with EezySun. Purchase it at Clicks or Spar.