Sun Screen Day
Don't forget the Sunscreen!

When: May 27th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Chances are if it's sunny outside in May, you might be engaging in some type of outdoor activity and if so, don't forget the sunscreen.  The best way to celebrate the day is to educate yourself on how to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.  If you have children, then make sure they have properly applied sunscreen protection before leaving the house to play outside.


There are 2 main types of sunscreens mineral sunscreens and chemical sunscreens. 


Sunscreen, aka sunblock or suntan lotion, is a lotion, spray, gel, or topical product that absorbs or reflects some of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation and helps protect against sunburn. Consistent use of sunscreen can also help to slow or temporarily prevent the development of wrinkles, dark spots and sagging skin. Sunscreens are commonly rated and labeled with a sun protection factor (SPF) that measures the fraction of sunburn-producing UV rays that reach the skin. For example, "SPF 15" means that ​1⁄15 of the burning radiation runs the skin through the recommended thickness of sunscreen. Other rating systems indicate the degree of protection from non-burning UVA radiation. All that scientific knowledge basically means you should wear sunscreen with a higher number for a higher level of protection.

Interesting Facts

  1. Sunscreens are designed to remain effective at original strength for up to three years, and are not expected to work after that period.
  2. Because it's not been proven effective, manufacturers can no longer advertise sunscreens as waterproof or sweat proof.
  3. During an overcast day up to 80% of the sun's rays are still being absorbed by your skin
  4. Katie McDonald, has the world record for the most spray tans in one hour. She received 113 spray tans in sixty minutes.
  5. La Mer sunscreen costs $530 per bottle.


  • May 27th
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