Protect your skin this summer with sun-savvy iPhone apps

Jul 16, 2012
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Whether you are on a super sunny beach vacation or just lounging in the backyard with family and friends, staying on top of sunscreen applications can save your life. It’s hard to believe a tiny mole can spell doom, but sun-loving people, you better believe it! Here are some savvy sun-care apps for your iPhone […]

Whether you are on a super sunny beach vacation or just lounging in the backyard with family and friends, staying on top of sunscreen applications can save your life. It’s hard to believe a tiny mole can spell doom, but sun-loving people, you better believe it! Here are some savvy sun-care apps for your iPhone that can help you keep your skin in tip-top shape this summer.

Coppertone MyUVAlert

The free Coppertone MyUVAlert app for iPhone allows you to set up a sunscreen profile for each of your family members. It’s so simple to set up this profile for each person in the app so you know every time you go to the pool or beach what SPF each family member needs to apply. The app also gives you access to the UV Index, lets you set up sunscreen application reminders and provides access to coupons for sun-care products by Coppertone, of course.

Nevus

Set an alarm so you know when to reapply sunscreen with the Nevus app for iPhone ($2.99). You can skew the time for the alarm based on conditions such as swimming or just hanging out on dry land. The Nevus iPhone app also supplies the UV Index as well as a “Sunscreen Visualizer” so you know how much sunscreen to apply to your body for maximum coverage. This savvy app is more than just a sunscreen alarm though. You can also use it to keep track of mole development all over your body so you can be prepared to visit the dermatologist for your annual skin checkup.

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Wolfram Sun Exposure Reference App

Find out your “time to sunburn” with the Wolfram Sun Exposure Reference App for iPhone ($0.99). You answer some basic questions and this app helps predict how long until your skin will fry in the sun. You tell the app your location, skin type, date, time, and level of SPF you plan to use, and this app computes your sunburn time. It will also recommend if you need a higher level of SPF.

Tan

If you really want to play it sun-safe, don’t go outside at all. You can use the free ModiFace Tan app for iPhone to give yourself the perfect summer tan! No beach needed. Tell the app how long you would have stayed in the sun and what SPF level you would have used, and it will automatically highlight your photo to your perfect summer glow.

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