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Sun Protection 101 - The Truth About Sun Protection

May 16, 2019

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and there are many misconceptions about sun protection. Sunscreen is essential to keep skin protected from the dangers of sun exposure, including sunburn, sun damage and melanoma. It’s also beneficial in minimizing the aging effects of UV rays, such as fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin and hyper-pigmentation.1. Sun protection factor (SPF) indicates how much protection a product offers against UVB (B = burning) rays. The increase in SPF protection is marginal between SPF15 and SPF50+. SPF 15 blocks approximately 93% of all UVB rays SPF 30 blocks approximately 97% SPF 50 blocks 98% (an almost complete UVB block) A higher SPF does not mean that you can spend longer in the sun.2. Stay out of the... Continue Reading →

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