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How UV Awareness Bracelets,
Wristbands and Pendants Work

UV Awareness bands provide you with a simple sun-sensitive gauge through color change that alerts you when you need to reapply sunscreen and when to get out of the sun and its potential damaging effects.

Wristband Color Change / UV Awareness Index

Level UV Index Precautions

Low

1 to 2

Minimal sun protection required for normal activities.
Wear UV protected sunglasses on sunny days.
If you are outside for more than one hour, cover up and use sunscreen.

Moderate

3 to 5

Take precautions.
Cover up, wear a hat and UV protected sunglasses, and apply sunscreen – especially if you are outside for 30 minutes or longer.

Elevated

6 to 7

Protection needed.
Take every precaution: seek shade, wear a hat and UV sunglasses, and apply sunscreen. Find shade around midday, when the sun is at its strongest.

High
8 to 10
Additional precautions needed.
Take every precaution: seek shade, wear a hat and UV sunglasses, and reapply sunscreen. Unprotected skin will be damaged and can burn quickly.
Xtreme
11 or more
Best to get out of the sun. Take warning seriously!
Cover up, wear a hat and UV sunglasses, and reapply sunscreen.
Unprotected skin will be damaged and can burn in just a few minutes.

Warning: UV Awareness Wristbands do not contain sunscreen and do not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin to the sun may increase the risk of premature skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects to the skin, even if no sunburn occurs.

The use of a wearing UV Awareness Wristbands combined with limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and using sunscreens may reduce the risks of sun exposure.

Such protective measures cannot eliminate these risks altogether.

 
 

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