Piling on the sunscreen is a great habit to get into to protect yourself against harmful ultraviolet rays, but what happens when your sunscreen stops working? The innovative new Suncayr marker is an add on that easily lets you know when it is time to reapply. The color changing marker lets users know when a layer of sunscreen has expired, helping to prevent sunburns and skin cancer.

Even if you apply sunscreen, a day in the sun can still be harmful to your skin, ending with a painful, peeling sunburn. As the day goes on, your skin sweats off the protective sunblock layer, leaving your tender skin exposed. The Suncayr marker was created with this in mind, to remind the user that its time to reapply sunscreen to keep safe.

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Using the Suncayr marker is easy. Simply draw any design onto your skin with the marker, making a green line wherever you draw. Then apply your sunscreen directly on top of your design. As the day goes on and your sunscreen melts away, your design will change color, letting you know its time to reapply!

The pen-like applicator is easier to use than other sun indicators like stickers and wristbands, which can fall or peel off with sweat. Unlike bands and stickers Suncayr’s colored markings don’t leave tan lines, and is water resistant. Kids also love the color-changing properties, giving an added enticement to skin protection.

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