Sun protection is confusing and there are many myths which floats around .Below are some myths and their facts which you might be interested in knowing.
1.Higher the SPF higher will be the protection -The truth of the matter is that SPF(Sun protection factor) is relates to UVB frequencies only and there is no relation with UVA radiation.UVA radiation are the main thing which causes depper and more long term damages.If we find a UVA sunblock which protects from both then it can be more help ful.Infact recent research in FDA has stated that SPF -15 works fine too.
2.If we apply sunscreen we will not have cancer-We can get skin cancer because of our previous UV exposure too.Damage from the sun is cumulating and sunscreen only reduces the additional UV damages but that doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mean that skin cancer can be prevented by it.
3.Skin wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t burn if it is cloudy outside-65% of sunÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s damaging (UVA) rays penetrates both clouds and glass therefore one should never think that sun protection is not needed when it is cloudy.We need protection from the sun all the time even if we our at home 24/7.
4.If my foundation has some or bit of SPF I wont require more sunscreen.-According to FDA we all need minimum of SPF 15 and our liquid foundation contains higher or equal sunscreen then it is fine otherwise SPF lower then this requires sun block.
It is not that only sun screen protects our skin from sun damages.Ingredients such as Vitamin A,
Alpha Hydroxies and Beta Hydroxies , Vitamin C
serum do helps in protecting us from sun damages and premature aging.
So in nutshell if you do not want to be this then apply Sunscreen 😀
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