UV Protection for College Station Families

07/27/2016 | Categories: Sunshine Fun Pools

UV Protection for College Station Families | Sunshine Fun

Selecting the correct sunscreen can be a daunting task. Let Sunshine Fun Pools help you choose the right sun protection while keeping style and design in mind.

Combining Safety and Style in Sun Protection

Walk into most stores and the sunscreen options seem endless, making it nearly impossible to choose the right kind. Each brand offers something different and it can be a daunting task figuring out the what one best suites your needs. Here are a few basics to understanding what kind of UV protection is right for you and your family.

Sun Protection Factor (SPF)

The higher the Sun Protection Factor (SPF), the better protection you and your family have against the sun’s harmful UV rays, letting you know how many hours you can be out in the sun without burning your skin. Depending on your skin type an SPF 15 would only allow someone with fair skin that burns easily, to be in the sun for 15 minutes before their skin burns.

Long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) rays penetrate deep into the thickest layers of the skin causing long term aging effects, while short wave ultraviolet B (UVB) typically sunburn the top few layers layers. Both play roles skin cancer. For this reason experts recommend choosing a sunscreen that states “UVA/UVB protection” or one that has “broad spectrum” protectant.

There is also a difference between waterproof and water resistant. Waterproof products should provide protection while you’re in the water for up to 80 minutes while water resistant products should provide protection for about 40 minutes in the water.

UVB vs UVA Sun Rays

As with most things, there are positive and negative effects of UV sun rays. Understanding the different types of rays, along with how they can benefit and harm you can ensure your time outdoors is enjoyable.


  • Trigger Vitamin D
  • Helps some skin conditions such as psoriasis
  • Can improve your mood

Harmful Effects

  • Causes sun burns
  • Ages Skin
  • Damages eyes
  • Damages immune system
  • Causes skin cancer

Stylish UV Protection

While sunscreen may be the invisible UV protection, there are several option for protecting your skin while showing off your unique design flare at the same time. Sunglasses, clothing, and hats combine fashion with sun protection, while pergolas, arbors, and umbrellas help create a stylish, sun friendly, outdoor space.   



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