Stay Safe Under the Sun: How to Use SPF When Swimming

Stay Safe Under the Sun: How to Use SPF When Swimming

Stay Safe Under the Sun: How to Use SPF When Swimming

Summer is here, and it's the perfect time to hit the beach, lounge by the pool, or enjoy a swim in the ocean. But as you soak up the sun and splash in the water, it's crucial to remember one essential step: protecting your skin with SPF. Here's your guide to ensuring you stay sunburn-free and safe while swimming, featuring our very own Koa Mineral Sunscreen.

Why SPF is Essential for Swimmers

When you're swimming, whether in a pool or the ocean, you're exposed to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. These rays can cause sunburn, premature aging, and increase the risk of skin cancer. Water can also reflect and intensify UV radiation, making it even more important to protect your skin.

Choosing the Right Sunscreen: Look for Water-Resistant Formulas

Not all sunscreens are created equal, especially when it comes to swimming. Regular sunscreen can wash off quickly in water, leaving your skin unprotected. That's why it's essential to choose a water-resistant formula designed to stay effective even when you're swimming or sweating.

When shopping for sunscreen, look for labels that specify "water-resistant" and note the duration of protection—typically 40 or 80 minutes. Reapply as directed, especially if you've been in the water for an extended period.

How to Apply Sunscreen for Maximum Protection

  1. Apply Generously and Evenly: Use about one ounce (a shot glass full) to cover your entire body. Don't forget often-missed spots like the ears, back of the neck, and tops of the feet.
  2. Apply Before Sun Exposure: Apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes before you go outside to give it time to absorb and start protecting your skin.
  3. Reapply Regularly: Reapply every two hours, or immediately after swimming, towel drying, or sweating.

Koa Mineral Sunscreen: Your Perfect Water Buddy

At Koa, we understand the importance of effective sun protection, especially for water lovers. That's why we developed our Koa Mineral Sunscreen, a 100% reef-safe formula that provides superior protection while being gentle on the environment.

Why Choose Koa Mineral Sunscreen?

  • Water-Resistant: Designed to stay on your skin, even when you're swimming or sweating.
  • Reef-Safe: Free from harmful chemicals that can damage coral reefs, making it a responsible choice for ocean enthusiasts.
  • Mineral-Based: Made with natural zinc oxide, which sits on top of the skin to reflect UV rays, providing broad-spectrum protection.
  • Gentle and Effective: Perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Whether you're planning a day at the beach or a swim in the pool, don't forget to arm yourself with the right SPF protection. Choose a water-resistant formula to ensure you stay protected while you enjoy the water, and make sure to reapply regularly. For the ultimate in sun protection and environmental responsibility, try Koa Mineral Sunscreen. Dive into summer with confidence, knowing your skin is safe and the ocean is protected.

Stay sun-safe and enjoy your swim!