A better way to have fun despite the scorching sunBy Jamie Elona |INQUIRER.net
MANLA Philippines – Gadgets of all kinds have satisfied people with its wide array of indoor entertainment.
But as the summer season scorches in, what better way to make the most out of it than to have fun under the sun just as children should have been doing anytime of the year, and just as grownups used to enjoy.
On March 17, Banana Boat Sunscreen Lotion is set to give people of all ages just that with its “Banana Boat Great Outdoor Fun” event at the spacious Quezon City Memorial Circle where children and the young at heart will be treated to a free-spirited fun under the sun.
“We invite families and barkadas (groups of friends) to spend that fun-filled day with us. We promise that there will be plenty of exciting activities and good times in store for the entire family,” Banana Boat Senior Brand Manager Claire Guevarra said.
For P250, families and friends in a group of four people will be able to enjoy different rides and activities within the park, including Banana Boat products, a Banana Boat premium item, free entrance to the Circle of Fun, and lots of fun and recreation hubs within the confines of the area.
Circle of Fun’s amenities include carousel and bump cars, as well as the Pedal and Paddle—a spot that offers pedaled go-karts that can be used to go around the park, and pedaled boats to go around the lagoon.
Guests can also admire a bird’s-eye perspective of the grounds on a zip-line ride, or just simply coast on a relaxing bike ride around the area.
Participants can also join a friendly game of Futkal or “Futbol sa Kalye” (street football), or learn something fun and new through the kite-making activity. A photo booth will also be available for groups who want to capture the fun.
Moreover, guests can get a chance to take home prizes from different games, and can also enjoy other fun activities including interactive magic and bubble shows.
Registration starts at 9 a.m.
Sweat it out, but be protected from the sun
But while sweat is worth the fun and excitement, anything that’s too much is never good, including a prolonged exposure to the sun.
In a recent press conference, Todd Montgomerie, managing director of Energizer Philippines, said too much exposure to sun not just cause premature aging, but can also lead to skin cancer.
“The UVA and UVB radiation from the sun that causes cellular damage to your skin . . . can lead to melanoma. Not guaranteed, but it can,” Montgomerie said, adding there is a direct link between exposure to the sun and risk of getting melanoma.
He said one can get burnt skin in seven minutes in a full midday.
“And your risk of skin damage is directly related to how badly you were burned and how many times you were burned all through your life,” Montgomerie said.
To this, Banana Boat offers skin protection against the sun with its array of sun screen lotions.
With their core products of Banana Boat Ultra Protect SPF-50 and Banana Boat Ultra Protect SPF-80, the brand doesn’t only aim to protect; it also offers an invigorating dose of Aloe Vera, Vitamin C and Vitamin E which takes extra care of the skin.
Formulated with its patented AvoTriplex Technology, Banana Boat Sun Screen Lotions makes use of a three-way approach against sunburn using its advanced UVB protection and against long term skin damage with its improved UVA protection which lasts longer than ordinary solutions.
Their line of sunscreen lotions also includes the Banana Boat Sport SPF-50 and SPF-110, designed for active users because of its non-greasy, sweat and water resistant protection. The Banana Boat Kids SPF-50, on the other hand, ensures a mild and gentle, tear free protection.
Cara Tecson, Banana Boat marketing manager, explains that the SPF number simply tells that one is 50 times protected versus not wearing sunscreen if one uses the one with SPF 50.
She also said that it is advisable that sunscreen lotions be applied at least 30 minutes before heading out under the sun so as to give your skin ample time to absorb the lotion.
But as to the frequency of application, Montgomerie said two hours is a good average, but people can always opt to decide on their own depending on their needs.