Did you ever wonder of your suncreen is really working? I did and was routinuely bummed out when I faithfully applied lots of sunscreen glop before going out– only to come home with freckles and a red nose. Then I discovered sun sensitive wrist bands that changed my relationship with sunlight. These flexible bands use light sensitive technology to monitor your sun exposure. Here’s how they work:
- When you take the UV SunSense wrist band out of the packge it is pale pink
- As you wrap it aound your wrist, it turns dark purple as soon as it is exposed to light
- Now dab on a bit of your current sunscreen and go out to enjoy the day.
- When the band fades to light pink its a signal to reapply sunscreen
- When the bands fades to pale yellow its time to get out of the sun. Your body has absorbed its UV limits for the day.
What I love about UV Sun Sense is that it not only monitors my sun exposure, it shows me how well my sunscreen is working. I know that I am such a science geek, but it gives me such a sense of control to be able to judge how a sunscreen doing its job. Last year I was surprised that my long time favorite sunscreen did not seem to offer much protection. Then I realized that it was leftover from last summer and had lost its potency. A new bottle worked as well as it had in the past. As good as they were, UV SUnSense bands were hard to find so when I opened our Fashion Flash Boutique it was one of the first products we offered. I figured that even if it didn’t sell, I would find good use for them. They did sell very well and now I have them back in stock.
UV SunSense bands are not just for women. They are great for weekend warriors or golfers to help guys know when they need to reapply sunscreen. And rather than chase my kids around the pool with a tube of unwelcome sunscreen, I tell them to watch the colors on the bands and come back when they turn pink– a signal its time for more “goop”.
I have to confess that I use UV SunSense bands as an anti-aging tool. Keep in mind that up to age 60, up to 90% of skin aging is actually sun damage. But sun damage is more than a vanity issue . Skin cancer rates have risn 77% in the last ten years solely due to excessive sun exposure. UV SunSense bands can help you stay both healthy and beautiful. A packagge of 7 bands is $15 and shipping is always free in the Fashion Flash Boutique.