Do you know how to choose the best SPF sunscreen in Hawaii?
If you’re going to spend some time under the sun, you should apply a lot of sunscreen! However, some people are not aware that sunscreen is a product that should be applied all year round regardless if it’s summertime or winter, you’re spending time at the beach, or playing with your kids at the park.
But how do you choose the best SPF sunscreen in Hawaii?
Without any further ado, here’s a short guide on how to pick out the right sunscreen product for you.
1. Choosing the best SPF sunscreen in Hawaii
Why do we keep insisting on choosing the best SPF sunscreen in Hawaii? Because Hawaii is the first state in the U.S. to ban the sale of sunscreen that harms coral reefs!
We’re proud of this fact, and when it comes to choosing sunscreen, we encourage everyone to choose products that are oxybenzone and octinoxate free!
2. Picking the right SPF for your skin
When choosing the right sunscreen for your skin, it’s important to take the SPF factor into consideration.
Picking the right SPF sunscreen isn’t always easy, so here’s some advice on how to make a decision.
- Choose an SPF 15 sunscreen for daily use / minor sun exposure – for your daily routine, like going to work or going shopping; you can safely choose a sunscreen with a protection factor of 15.
- Get an SPF 30 sunscreen for an extended stay outdoors / longer sun exposure – Planning on spending time at the beach? Even if you’re hiking, playing sports outdoors, or going for a walk, we recommend you choose an SPF 30 sunscreen. Our Amazing Maui Babe Reef Safe Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen is a water-based sunscreen lotion with a non-greasy feel that protects from both the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. You should try it!
- For extra sensitive skin or kids, choose an SPF 50 or higher – Children and people with sensitive skin should go for a higher SPF than 30. Choosing a sunscreen with an SPF of 50, for instance, should help protect your skin by blocking most UVB rays that could harm it.
- Choose a broad-spectrum product – Last but not least, the best SPF in Hawaii is a broad-spectrum sunscreen, as it protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
3. Paying attention to the ingredients
When it comes to choosing the best SPF sunscreen in Hawaii, you should pay attention to the ingredients on the bottle.
For instance, avoid products that contain petrolatum – it takes years to biodegrade! On the same note, if you’re sensitive or allergic to some of the ingredients listed on the label, then avoid products that contain them.
Last, but definitely not least, make sure the sunscreen product you choose isn’t expired! Generally speaking, sunscreen should last for about 3 years, but before you buy it, take a second and look at the expiration date. You wouldn’t want to apply an expired product on your beautiful babe skin!