Staying Safe in the Sun: Smartsun UV Indicator Writsband review

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Smartsun Writsband review
Summer is well and truly in full swing and like many, I've been enjoying the sun this weekend. There are a lot of products that can help you and your family stay safe in the sun, and Smartsun's UV Indicator Wristbands are one of the latest I've come across.

Smartsun Writsband review
What is it?
Smartsun's UV Indicator Wristbands measure the amount of UV radiation that you're exposed to over the course of the day, and this is used in conjunction with your regular suncreen protection.  It's basically a handy indicator that tells you when you need to reapply your sunscreen to avoid getting sunburnt and helps to keep you safe in the sun.  It's not a sunscreen product itself.

How do you use it?
Pop a wristband on (you can adjust it to fit any wrist size, even children's) and apply your suncreen as usual, making sure that you also apply the sunscreen to the wristband.  Then go have some fun in the sun! You can do all your usual activities and the wristband is safe to use in water too.  The wristband will starts off yellow and then when it turns beige, it's time to reapply your suncreen, making sure to apply it again to the wristband.  When the wristband turns pink, that means you've had the maximum amount of daily UV radiation, so it's best to then stay out of the sun.  The writsbands are one use only.

Summary: Skin Cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the UK and the most common kind, with more people dying from it here than in Australia which perhaps demonstrates how us Brits can be a bit ignorant of the dangers of the sun, so I think these are a great idea. I can definitely see them appealing to those who have young children and it's perfect for anyone to use as it's a useful way to know when you need to reapply their sunscreen (which isn't always an easy task!). 

Smartsun UV Indicator Wristbands retail for £4.99 for a pack of five available from smartsunuk.co.uk

What do you do to stay safe in the sun?

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12 comments

  1. What a neat idea! I wonder, does it work with mineral sunscreens or is it a reaction with the chemical-based SPF?

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    1. I believe it's with chemical based SPFs only but I'll email the company to double check for you and edit the post if they cover both :)

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  2. Such an interesting product - I always forgot to use spf and think that because it's the UK then I don't need too but I should! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. You should! I've gotten into the habit now of trying to remember to put on SPF in the mornings as part of my skincare routine but it took me a while to do it x

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  3. What a great idea! Really handy, especially for children. Xx

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  4. What a great product to have especially for small children! x
    Lucy at Lucyy Writes

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  5. This sounds like something I need! I'm always so conscious about keeping myself safe in the sun :)

    These sound great for young children too :)

    Dannie x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. Definitely, such a useful product! :) x

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  6. These are such a good idea! I always slap on the Factor 50 but there's no way of knowing whether you've caught too much sun until it's too late, I think these would be really useful :) xx

    Toasty

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    1. I agree, it's definitely, such a useful product! :) x

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