06 August 2008

Apply SunscreenI should apply sunscreen as soon as I get on the beach.
For best results, apply sunscreen to dry skin about 15-30 minutes BEFORE going outside.

I don’t have to apply sunscreen on cloudy days.
Even on a cloudy day, 80% of the sun's ultraviolet rays pass through the clouds. So apply sunscreen for skin protection.

I can use tanning oils as a sunscreen
Most tanning oils do not contain sufficient amounts of sunscreens and usually have an SPF of less than 2. So, you must apply a sunscreen with a certain SPF to protect the skin from sun damage.

Sunscreens And Sunblocks Were The Same Thing
False. Sunscreens chemically absorb UV rays. Sunblocks physically deflect UV rays.

Sunscreen gives 100% protection
Even the highest SPF sunscreen with maximum UVA stars can’t block out all the sun’s harmful rays. This is why you should stay in the shade or cover up when the sun is at its strongest (11am-3pm).

I can lower the SPF factor when my skin start to tan.
A tan is a sign that the skin is already damaged, so don't add to this by reducing your protection.

The highest SPF means the best protection
Not necessarily. An SPF of 50 only provides 1-2% more protection than an SPF30.


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