If I wear higher SPF, can I apply less often?
A higher SPF sunscreen does not mean you can apply less often. You still need to apply your sunscreen correctly, and reapply every 2 hours to prevent sunburn.
Research has shown that Australian consumers do not apply enough sunscreen to reach the SPF levels on sunscreen labelling – that means, even if you are using SPF50+, if you are not applying enough you will not have the protection you think you do!
Similarly, layering different SPFs does not add up to a higher SPF. Please note that applying an SPF20+ on top of an SPF30+ does not mean you are wearing SPF 50 sunscreen.
Is higher SPF always better?
In short, yes. While there are many levels of SPF available, and some people burn less quickly than others, every one should be wearing SPF 30+ at minimum, but preferably SPF 50+ to ensure they are as protected as possible.
Remember: just because you don’t look or feel like you are becoming sunburnt, does not mean sun damage isn’t occurring.
Which SPF should I use?
You should always aim for a high broad spectrum SPF, but a general guide is to consider how long you will be out in the sun, and your skin type, and choose an appropriate SPF for those circumstances. Uniquely formulated for the Australian climate, Banana Boat’s SPF50+ formulas provide the highest level of sun protection so you can say ‘yes’ to time spent outdoors all year round.
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