Q: What is the difference between UVB and UVA rays?
A: UVB rays cause sunburn and UVA cause wrinkles and aging. Both cause skin cancer.
Q: Does a 'base tan' increase protection?
A: No, a tan is your body's response to being injured. Use SPF all year round, for optimal protection.
Q: How long do you need to spend in the sun, to absorb enough vitamin D?
A: After 15 minutes, the system overloads and production stops. If your skin produced vitamin D at all times in the sun, it would reach toxic levels.
Q: Do darker skin types need sunscreen?
A: Yes! Though dark skin may not burn as easily, the same damage will occur.
Q: If it's cloudy, do you need to wear sunscreen?
A: Yes. 80% of the suns rays pass through cloud cover.
Q: Is a beach umbrella enough to protect you?
A: No. Sand reflects 17% of UV radiation.
Q: Does wearing a white t-shirt protect you?
A: No. A white t-shirt has an SPF 7, SPF 3 when wet. Hold your shirt up to the light, if you can see through it, so can the sun. Darker clothing is better for protection.
Q: Does SPF makeup offer adequate protection?
A: No, makeup is generally not applied evenly, and the SPF only lasts up to 2 hours. Apply a sunscreen before applying your makeup.
Q: What is the minimum SPF you should be wearing?
A: SPF 30.
Q: Does SPF 30 have double the protection, than an SPF 15?
A: No. SPF stands for sun protection factor, meaning how much longer it takes to burn. SPF-30 = 30 minutes till burning begins.
Q: How long can you stay in the water, before having to reapply sunscreen?
A: 40 minutes. Though sunscreen should regularly be applied every two hours, water and toweling off remove protection faster.
Q: Can birth control increase sun sensitivity?
A: Yes, along with other medications. Discuss with a doctor if you are taking anything.
Q: Where does Melanoma, the most deadly skin cancer, most commonly occur?
A: Back and legs. It takes an ounce of sunscreen to completely cover all areas of the body that are exposed to the sun, so lather it on!
Michauds has all your suncare needs! We carry several different products to help protect against sun exposure, including sunscreens, moisturizers,and Jane Iredale SPF makeup.
GM Collin High Protection Cream (SPF 30) protects against UVA and UVB rays and is water resistant. It is made up of 100% minerals and contains no chemicals, making it great for children and people with sensitive skin. Paba-free, alcohol-free, paraben free, and colour-free!
This product is also great for preventing aging.
GM Collin Mineral BB Cream (SPF 25) enhances tone, corrects complexion, and protects to create a youthful appearance. It's a primer, foundation, and SPF! The non-greasy formula creates an antioxidant effect, hydrates, and is great for sensitive skin. We carry a bronze and beige tinted formula, both containing self adjusting pigment to create a natural glow. Fragrance and Paraben free!