UNCOVERING THE TRUTH

7 SUNSCREEN MYTHS REVEALED

Published By Oishi Sarkar | 20 May, 2024

Solar Shield

Applying sunscreen to your skin protects it from the sun's rays. It stops damaging UV radiation from penetrating your skin and causing damage.
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The following are some widespread misunderstandings regarding sunscreen:
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Day-Long Defence

Reapplying sunscreen is necessary every two to three hours. It is necessary to reapply, particularly after exercising or engaging in any water-based activities. 
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Waterproof Sun Guard

Despite what many manufacturers claim, sunscreen is not completely waterproof and must be reapplied after getting wet.
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No Sunscreen On Cloudy Days

Since UV rays can penetrate clouds, wearing sunscreen daily is crucial, even on cloudy days.
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High SPF Gives Double Protection 

High SPF provides more protection, but not significantly more. For example, SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays, while SPF 50 blocks 98%. 
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SPF Make-up

SPF-rated makeup offers less protection than sunscreen. Thus, applying makeup with a small amount of sunscreen is recommended.
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Dark Skin People Can Forgo Sunscreen 

Even darker skin doesn't fully prevent skin cancer and sunscreen protects against premature aging. At least SPF 15 is a must for all skin tones. 
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A Little Sunscreen is Enough

Using about a teaspoon of sunscreen for your face and neck is necessary for complete sun protection. 
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