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This Sunbathing Calculator Will Warn You Before You Get Burned

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LBR, bad sunburn happens to the best of us, but wouldn’t it be amazing if we could know exactly how much sun exposure our skin could handle before we turn into an overcooked lobster?! Well, thanks to this new sunbathing calculator, you can say goodbye to sunburn for good.

That’s right, ya’ll! This new calculator, which is free to use online, will let you know exactly how much time you can spend in the sun without causing skin damage, so basically, it’s the kind of technology you never knew you needed… until now. All you have to do is input a few minor details, such as your skin tone, the intensity of the sunlight, your altitude, and the SPF of the sunscreen you’ve been using, and the calculator will let you know when you need to step out of the sun and give your skin a break. How incredible is that?!

On the flip side, if you’re planning on spending an entire day out in the sun, the calculator can also be used in reverse by taking the number of hours you plan to be outside and then calculating what SPF you should be using. Amazing, right?!

Sunbathing Calculator

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In addition to discussing the calculator, Dr. Koperska, the inventor, reiterated to Teen Vogue the importance of reapplying sunscreen throughout the day and paying close attention to the UV index. Thanks to his invention, though, paying attention to these things just got a whole lot easier!

Dr. Koperska said, “Sunburns hurt, the peeling skin looks far from sexy, but more importantly, every time you get a sunburn, the risk of getting skin cancer in the future rises. Even if you’re a vitamin D junkie, enjoy the sun safely!” Well, what are you waiting for? Plan your next day out in the sun with the sunbathing calculator and stop that sunburn before it happens. You can thank Dr. Koperska later!

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