Thursday, 25 June 2015

Smartsun UV indicator wristbands

Summer is on the horizon (looks hopeful) and whilst we are all looking forward to the much warmer weather or may even be lucky enough to have booked a Summer holiday to somewhere nice and exotic, taking care of our skin is paramount, not that you should just be using SPF when it is sunny.  I have really pale skin and don't tan that well, so when I am out in the sun, I always ensure my head is covered during peak times and if I am walking around, especially on holiday, having been in the pool or sea, I ensure that I am covered up, usually in a Kaftan which I find comfortable to wear.

Cancer Research statistics show that rates of skin cancer are increasing faster than any other cancer in the UK, and it is now the second most common cancer in young adults aged 15-34, with 6 in 10 of people who die from malignant melanoma being under 75 years old. Although the risk of developing skin cancer is dependent on many factors including age and genetics, UV radiation is the main risk factor for skin cancers cases – with 86% of diagnosed cases linked to back to this. So if a £1 wristband can make you stop, think and be more careful then it is something we should all be investing in right?

Smartsun have invented a wristband is a really simple idea which acts as a reminder to re-apply your sun cream or that you have been in the sun for too long by changing colour. I am sure some of you will remember those hypercolour tshirts back in the 90's which used to change colour when you got a bit hot and sweaty (whoever though they were a good idea?). Well the wristband works in a similar way. 


Smartsun UV indicator wristbands
Smartsun UV indicator wristbands
Smartsun UV indicator wristbands


The wristband works by measuring the amount of UV radiation you have been exposed to and will change colour accordingly. Each band is one wear only, and starts out as yellow, changing to beige and pink to alert you when it is time to top up on sun lotion, or when it is time to avoid the sun for the rest of the day.


Smartsun UV indicator wristbands


The bands are also tailored to different skin types to reflect the different tolerance levels that people have to the sun. For example, a band for someone with fair hair and light skin will change colour quicker than a band for someone with dark hair and dark skin.

The wristbands themselves are also waterproof, discreet and reliable and will alert you before you notice any damage to your skin plus they can be worn by people of all ages.  

The Smartsun wristbands are available in packs of 5 priced at £4.99 from www.smartsunuk.co.uk and are available now.

Do you think this is something you need to use? Have you bought some?




30 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea! I'm heading to Australia at Christmas and may have to take some with me!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  2. What a fab idea. It's so easy to get caught up in enjoying the weather on sunny day and forget about re-applying. I love this! K x

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  3. I love the idea behind this, but think they are a little pricey as they are not re-usable.

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

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  4. OMG this is amazing I am so going to buy one as I've got quite a few moles and freckles on my arms that I do worry about. thanks for sharing x

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  5. This is such a good idea - why had nobody thought of it sooner?! I'd rather my wristband turned pink, than my skin.

    And yes, I do remember those TShirts, weren't they vile?!

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  6. This is a brilliant idea! be perfect for children.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  7. I think that these are a fantastic idea! But those t-shirts were awful ;-/

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  8. Sounds great!

    www.saccharine-soul.com/

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  9. These are a great idea. There seems to be a few of them around this year too. M&S are currently offering a free pack with two purchases from their SunSmart range (I think it's that range). I picked some up earlier this week, ready for our Summer hols. Like you, I don't tan too well (even though I carry some olive pigment) but I'm not a sun worshipper, never have been thank goodness - as we all know the sun is the number one cause of premature skin ageing. Great post! Tx

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  10. I've heard about these - they're definitely a good idea, especially for kids xx

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  11. This is such a brilliant idea! I'm terrible at reapplying suncream but I really should be more careful.

    clionahill.com

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  12. These look brilliant - I always remember to do the kids initially but reapplying is hard - these would be visual aids for the kids too

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  13. This is such a great idea! Especially to for the kids!

    www.forever-you.co.uk

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  14. this is such a great idea and would be perfect for me and the kids in the summer

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  15. This is amazing! I really need one of these as I can't remember reapplying my sunscreen x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  16. What a fabulous idea although I would be worried about getting a strap mark lol

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  17. This is such a brilliant idea! Not only perfect for the kids, but for us adults too - it's easy to forget to re-apply sun cream x

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  18. How useful are these? Particulalry great for the ids and really fair people like me. Thanks Mich x

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  19. It's a great idea. I'm always trying to remember when I last applied sun cream.

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  20. I need to get this! I get really bad heat stroke and sometimes can't tell when I'm even experiencing it! Or I get a horrible red tan! I normally forget to reapply suncream! x

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  21. These sound like a great idea for kids, it's really hard to tell on cloudy days how much sun they've had.

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  22. What a brilliant idea, I always forget when I put suncream on! I'll try and remember when we're next away so I don't burn my forehead and left ear again :)

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  23. These look fab! The concept is pretty cool in itself!

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  24. what a handy little gadget and the price so cheap

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  25. What an absolutely clever thing! Takes all the trouble out of trying to guess if it is time to reapply. Fab!

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  26. These are pretty cool, I burn so easily so they would come in handy. Did you give them a go yourself? :)

    Frankie | Crazyblondegal

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  27. I think these are great - it would be really good if they were reusable but I still think they could be very useful, especially for kids.

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  28. What a great idea and so clever. You've got to love that price tag too!

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  29. These would be perfect for kids on holiday as it would ensure we have protected them all the time from uv.

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