Sun Protection

Protect yourself from sunburn with our sun protection products, such as sunscreens & more at Anaconda. Shop sun protection for your next beach day and adventure.

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Discover The Incredible Range Of Sunscreen & Sunglasses At Anaconda

Spending time outdoors undoubtedly leads to encountering lots of sunlight. Since too much sunlight can be harmful to the skin in the short and long-term, it is vital to provide your body with ample protection during your hikes. There are also certain areas you may not necessarily associate with sun damage. However, these areas still cause sun damage, even though you may believe no harmful sunlight is present. Aside from the obvious locations such as the sunny beach, altitude is certainly a contributor. The higher a hiking trail, the closer you are to the sun, this means sunlight can reach havoc on your body. Even when you are hiking during a cloudy day, you still need protection against the sunlight. There may be clouds that are blocking sunlight, but they do not block UV rays. So, sun protection should always be present.

What Can I Find In The Sun Protection Range At Anaconda

With big-name brands such as Life+Gear and Trafalgar, there are many different forms of sun protection you can protect yourself from the sun with at Anaconda.

  • Sunscreen: A good sun lotion is essential to protect yourself against harmful UV rays and sunburn. Even if you only intend on hiking for an hour or two, sun lotion should be applied when you leave your home. Naturally, sun lotions come in various strengths. The SPF of a sun lotion indicates the degree of protection. The higher the number, the more protection the sun lotion provides. For essential protection, you will need at least SPF 30. Please note that your sun lotion should provide protection against both UVA and UVB light, this will be mentioned on the bottle. If you are buying your sun protection from Anaconda, you can find details about the sun lotion on the product description page. Find sunscreen from leading brands including Cancer Council and Sunbum.
  • Sunglasses: Sun protection should not be limited to the skin alone, as your eyes require sun protection too. To ensure full sun protection, you need sunglasses with 100% UV protection, this will protect the eyes as well as the skin. Once again, be sure to look out for UVA and UVB protection. To provide ample protection, the glasses should have UVA and UVB protection higher than 90%.
  • Protective Hiking Clothes: The right clothes can also make a difference when you go hiking. Wearing a hat is one of the vital things, as this will protect the top of your head against direct sunlight. Unless you are bald, it is difficult to add sun lotion to the top of your head, this is also one of the reasons why a hat is essential. Clothes with plenty of breathability are recommended during your hike, this ensures that your clothes do not hold onto moisture and sweat, while keeping you nice and cool. Of course, you should always have some additional clothes on you, just in case the weather turns.
  • Lip Protection: As we mentioned earlier, the skin is not the only part of your body that should be protected against the sun. In fact, the lips are often neglected when it comes to sun protection, even though they are likely to get damaged by sunlight during your hike. Therefore, make sure you have a good lip balm with some UV protection.

Sun Protection FAQs

How does sunscreen work?

Sunscreen works by blocking or absorbing ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. It contains active ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that form a protective barrier on the skin, reflecting or absorbing UV rays. Chemical sunscreens contain compounds that absorb UV radiation, converting it into harmless heat. Applying sunscreen helps prevent sunburn and reduces the risk of skin damage and skin cancer.

How long does sunscreen last?

Sunscreen effectiveness varies based on factors like SPF, activities, and water exposure. Typically, it lasts about 2 hours, but reapplication is crucial, especially after swimming or sweating. Water-resistant sunscreens may maintain effectiveness for up to 40 or 80 minutes in water. Regularly reapply sunscreen to ensure continuous protection against harmful UV rays and reduce the risk of sunburn and skin damage.

How often do you reapply sunscreen?

Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more frequently if swimming, sweating heavily, or towel-drying. Water-resistant sunscreens should be reapplied after 40 or 80 minutes of water exposure, as indicated on the product. Consistent reapplication ensures continuous protection against harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of sunburn and long-term skin damage. Follow product instructions for optimal results.

What are polarised sunglasses?

Polarised sunglasses are equipped with a special filter that blocks intense reflected light, reducing glare from surfaces like water, snow, or roads. This enhances visibility and reduces eye strain. Polarised lenses improve contrast, providing clearer vision and reducing the impact of harsh sunlight. They are popular for outdoor activities and driving, offering improved visual comfort and eye protection.

How to clean sunglasses?

To clean sunglasses, first, rinse them under lukewarm water to remove debris. Apply a small amount of mild dish soap to your fingertips and gently rub the lenses, frames, and nose pads. Rinse again with water, pat dry with a clean, soft cloth or lens-cleaning tissue. Avoid using tissues that may scratch, and never use abrasive materials.

Shop The Full Range Of Sunscreen & Sunglasses At Anaconda

Check out our full range of sun protection including sunscreen, sunglasses and more, and make sure you have the best gear for your next outdoor adventure! At Anaconda, we offer gift cards, Club deals, payment options and new arrivals that you won't be able to resist. Browse our entire camping gear range including camping health & safety supplies, first aid supplies, insect protection, fire safety equipment and more, and check out our Adventure Centre for helpful tips and exciting destinations such as our Hiking Essentials Buying Guide and our Sun Protective Clothing Buying Guide. Anaconda strives to inspire, equip & enable Australians with the best value and broadest range of outdoor adventure and sporting products! Shop online or in-store at Anaconda today.



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