REAL facts about sunscreen you should know

REAL facts about sunscreen you should know

There are numerous myths about sunscreen that are absolutely useless and should be never followed. Before you go and stay out in the sunshine, read how you should protect yourself against sunburn and even cancer:

People mostly think that moisturizing lotions that are promised to have UVA filters will protect their face from aging, sun burn and even cancer. However, some recent studies have shown that even the top-selling moisturizers, including the most expensive ones, may have no UVA filters at all! To make sure that your face skin is protected pay attention to these active ingredients that will guarantee protection: zinc oxide or a combination of avobenzone and octocrylene, or look for a product with ecamsule.

Additionally, some of us believe that the highest possible SPF means the highest protection. However, when SPF 30 cuts out 97 percent, SPF 50 blocks 98 percent. That means most of us doesn’t need more than SPF 30, unless you are highly sensitive to sun.

The myth that sunscreen increases the risk of melanoma has also been spreading around. This worry comes from the theory that people become comfortable to stay out in the sun and forget about sunscreen after some time what may cause the most serious form of skin cancer.

However, research made in Australia we can say that wearing SPF 16 every day is a must. Those participants who used SPF 16 sunscreen daily had developed only half as many melanomas as the ones who were using sunscreen only once or twice a week or not at all. In addition, it’s never too late to start the sun-protection routine, no matter if you are 25 or 75 years old, and if you spent lots of time in the sun as a child, the damage can be minimized.


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