While the mantra for protection against sun exposure is sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen, there are some new tech products that can give you added protection from damaging sun rays. Boost your sun protection with some of these gadgets and gear and turn yourself into a dynamic warrior against premature aging.
The SunZapp App
Download the free SunZapp app and get sun protection right from your smartphone. This app measure the sun index by your location and hour of the day. This way, you know when the sun is at its strongest and can lather on some more sunscreen. This nifty app also measures your environment, clothing, activity level and skin type. Even get an alert when you’re at risk
Working out in the sun and sunscreen isn’t a good combination. The photoingredients in sunscreen break down due to friction and sweat. Swap that gym t-shirt or tank shirt for one that has UV blocking ingredients. This type of treated clothing lets you skip the sunscreen on covered areas.
Sunburn Alert Stickers
Use sunburn alert stickers to let you know when to apply more sunscreen or when to get out of the sun. These stickers can be put on the arms and hands. Just spray some sunscreen on the sticker. It turns a dark color and lightens up when it’s time to lather up again. Plus, they’re waterproof.
The skin around the eyes is thin and needs extra protection from the sun. Instead of opting for a regular pair of sun shades, go with polarized sunglasses. These types of sunglasses cut down on glare while blocking out 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. Say good-bye to crow’s feet. You can also find stylish polarized sunglasses from top designers like Michael Kors.