Go HERE to like MinuteClinic on Facebook (the medical clinic in CVS pharmacies) and get a coupon redeemable for a FREE travel sized sunscreen @ CVS! The coupon is valid while supplies last and can be redeemed at any CVS/pharmacy store. No ExtraCare card is required. Offer expires August 26th.


What does SPF mean?
SPF = Sun Protection Factor, which is a measure of how well sunscreen protects against UVB rays
It also predicts, in some cases, how long it may take your skin to get sunburn when you are wearing that sunscreen

Under the new FDA sun care guidelines, look for sunscreen products that are:
Labeled “Broad Spectrum,” which prevents against both UVA and UVB rays (these are the only products that can reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging)
SPF of at least 15, preferably 30 or 50
Re-apply every 1.5-2 hours!
(Note: products will no longer be labeled as “sunblock”, “waterproof” or “sweatproof” since suncreens eventually always wear off)

What’s the difference b/t UVA & UVB rays?
UVA rays are more responsible for the skin’s aging
UVB rays are the rays that cause sunburn

When it comes to spending time in the sun, remember:
Sun is strongest between 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., so limit your outside time during those hours
Some makeup products or prescription medications can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so be sure to read labels and take caution
If you do get burned and feel as though you need medical care, visit your local MinuteClinic for a thorough assessment and treatment. To find a location nearest you, visit www.minuteclinic.com/locations

(Note that sunburn patients with a fever greater than 99.9 degrees, with blistering of greater than 5 cm, and those who are immunocompromised or have diabetes may be referred to another care setting.)

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