Last evening at the supermarket checkout I saw they are taking yet another opportunity to put merchandise under the consumer’s nose! A box of hand bag size sun screens headlined ‘immediate protection.’ O.K. but for how long I wondered. The print was minute. It was for use on children. I could make out 30 and the word high. Does 30 suggest protection for 30 minutes? High is not the same as long term although I suspect most purchasers would assume that. I think sun protection especially for children is very important and more especially now than ever before. Present day children play outside less than their parents did and have less natural resilience to the sun’s rays and then there is the whole topic of the ozone layer to ponder.
Just read this funny piece of information. The reaction that creates the brown’stain’ in self tanning preparations is the same as used in foodstuffs to brown the top od hamburger rolls.