The Importance of Sunscreen

Sunscreen protection is very important in Colorado! High altitude increases your exposure of UV radiation. UV rays are 50% more intense at an altitude of 10,000 feet than at sea level. Approximately 117 people in Colorado die every year from skin cancer. The best way to prevent skin cancer is using sunscreen.

Sunscreen Facts:

  • SPF: Sun Protection Factor, measures how well sunscreen binds to the skin and protects cells from damage
  • Ingredients to look for: titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, avobenzone
  • Broad Spectrum: protects the skin from cancer from UVA and UVB rays (UVA=ages your skin, UVB=Burns your skin)
  • 30+ SPF: is proven to protect against sunburns, early skin aging and skin cancer; anything less than 30 SPF does not offer enough protection

Visit any one of your nine local Good Day Pharmacy locations today to stock up on warm weather essentials!