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Why Red is a Terrible Color for Lifeguards

By Maria Maskell | Posted July 10, 2014 in Lifeguard Job

     Your suit is red, your fanny pack is red, and your rescue tube is… you guessed it, red! Red however is a terrible color for lifeguards when it comes to their skin. Applying the appropriate sunscreen is extremely important for your health because it helps to protect you from skin cancer. As if that wasn’t enough of a reason, it’s also a crucial part of preserving your awesome looks.

Do you know enough about sunscreen? Here are a few tips:

  1. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to the top of your head and your ears. These are easy places to miss. Spray sunscreen makes reaching these places much easier.
  2. Being by water increases the intensity of the sun because rays are reflected. For this reason, make sure that you apply sunscreen under your chin where the light can reflect upward.
  3. Make sure you use at least SPF 15; however, SPF 30 is recommended. Higher SPFs need to be reapplied as frequently as lower ones, so using a high SPF does not guarantee that you are covered for the day.

Sunscreen is always important, but it’s especially important for lifeguards. If you want to look like a smart and experienced lifeguard, you need to wear your red suit, fanny pack, and rescue tube. If you want to look like a newb, all you have to do is rock some bright red burned skin. So remember, red is a terrible color for lifeguards when it comes to their skin.

To stay protected you could also bathe in sunscreen evil queen style.

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