Zealios Sun Barrier SPF 45 sunbathing on a beach blanket

Is it Spring yet?? And... are you ready to take the 'Fun in the Sun' Pop Quiz?

We’re just about ready to hang up the mittens and scarves to unpack the shorts and short sleeves! As we all shed our layers, sure we all know the importance of protecting ourselves from the sun while having fun in the outdoors, but could you pass a pop quiz on just how UV rays actually affect us?

Surprise, POP QUIZ! Sharpen them pencils and see if you'll pass!

1. What time window is the sun’s UV rays strongest?
A. 8am to 1pm
B. 10am to 4pm
C. 3pm to 6pm
2. What surfaces can UV rays reflect off of?
A. Water
B. Sand
C. Snow
D. Pavement
E. Grass
F. None of the above
G. All of the above
3. How much of skin aging is caused by the sun?
A. 50%
B. 75%
C. 90%
4. How common is skin cancer? It’s ranked in the United States as the:
A. #1 most common cancer
B. #2 most common cancer
C. #3 most common cancer

    Ok, how did you do?

    1. B -  10am to 4pm is the time the sun’s UV rays are strongest. That’s 6 hours!
    2. G -  Yep, just about all surfaces allow UV rays to reflect and actually increase the UV intensity and exposure! From the ski slopes to the swimming pool, if the sun’s out you gotta be protected. 
    3. C -  An estimated 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun! But if your daily routine includes wearing sunscreen SPF 15 or higher studies have shown you may have 24% less skin damage than those that don’t. #SoWorthIt
    4. A -  Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States! In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the US each year than all other cancers combined. And if that isn’t scary enough, the number of skin cancer cases has continually increased over the past few decades. In numbers speak, American Cancer Society reported, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime!

    Wait, what?!

    1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime… but this cancer is preventable!

    We’re super passionate about sun safety at Zealios and we really really enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors. This passion lead to the birth of Sun Barrier SPF 45 sunscreen. We were tired of worrying about our sun protection when training and opting outside. We'd rather worry about what lake to jump into or cold cerveza to bring along!

    Zealios Sun Barrier SPF 45 was designed, tested and proven to last through the hottest days, sweatiest adventures and even while lapping it up in the pool. Our sunscreen has 8% zinc oxide, which provides better protection than avobenzone, a lesser ingredient many other brands use. And our sunscreen filters 98% of the harmful UVA & UVB rays that cause skin damage.

    Yeah, yeah, we’re bias, so hear from IRONMAN Champion, Sarah Paimpiano why she uses Zealios.

    Sarah Paimpiano Zealios Athlete & IRONMAN Champion
    Sarah Piampiano, Zealios Athlete / IRONMAN Champion

    “I spend so much of my day outside in the sun, so having proper sun protection is paramount for me and Zealios Sun Barrier has been AMAZING to use,” says Piampiano. “As a redhead, I have fair skin and my risk of skin cancer is higher, so I’m acutely aware of the quality of the sunscreen I am using. BUT aside from that, all of the Zealios products have wowed me”


    So, the real learning here is... you shouldn’t have to worry about getting sunburnt by cheap and ineffective sunscreen. Athletes and outdoor enthusiasts trust Zealios to protect and nourish their skin and hair while outdoors and in the water.

    Try it out if you haven’t, we’re confident no other sunscreen will compare! It's our #1 selling product, check out the reviews here. And if you're already a fan, stock up so you're ready for the return of Spring!

    (ahhh...feelin' warmer already!) What Spring races, adventures or events are you looking forward to?

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