Researchers say that many people use sunscreen incorrectly. Sunscreen is one of the most basic skin protection products that exist, but according to new research it can be one of the most complicated. For example:
Did you know that a SPF 30 sunscreen does not provide twice as much protection as an SPF 15 sunscreen?
o SPF 15: 93% of the sun’s UVB rays
o SPF 30: 97% of the sun’s UVB rays
o SPF 50: 98% of the sun’s UVB rays
• When selecting a sunscreen, make sure the label says broad spectrum which
means that the sunscreen can protect your skin from both types of harmful UV rays.
o UVA rays that cause skin aging (age spots, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
o UVB rays cause sunburns and other skin health problems.
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