What a cool fun in the sun idea! And for just $7, you can protect your entire family from the harmful rays of the sun for a whole day at the beach.
We saw a few sunbathers wearing these UV monitoring wristbands last weekend. And kids seem to think they're okay to wear, too.
The product is called UVSunSense. Look at the photos. The procedure is very simple. You're placing a wristband on with the color side up.
You apply sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher, all over exposed body parts and over the UVSunSense band.
When exposed to sunlight, the band immediately turns purple to indicate it has been activated.
When the band is no longer purple, it is recommended to reapply sunscreen on your body and on the band.
When the words "APPLY SUNSCREEN TO THIS SIDE" are no longer clearly visible, it is recommended to cover up or get out of the sun.
What a brilliant idea. Duh? Why couldn't we have thought of this product concept!
Let's be honest, some of us hate re-applying sunscreen. Some of us don't remember when we last applied the stuff...was it 8:30 AM or 10:00 AM?
But the UVSunSense wristbands take the guess-work out of your fun in the sun. The bands contain a sun-sensitive gauge to monitor the strong and damaging UVA and UVB rays.
The wristbands are actually made using #5 plastics and can be recycled through many curbside programs at the end of the day.
A package of 6 UvSunSense wristbands can be purchased ($7) at http://www.amazon.com/ and other online sites, and through some retailers).
For more information, visit: http://www.uvsunsense.com/.