5 Sunscreen Myths You Should Stop Believing

Myth #1: Makeup with SPF is all the protection you need.

While making sure you purchase the makeup that blends with your skin tone, you need to also look for make up with “broad spectrum” on the label. This indirectly means it gives protection over UVA and UVB rays. However make sure you are informed of the level of SFP, since if it is lower than 30, it is advisable to use an extra sunscreen.

Myth #2: SPF 100 means you’re protected 100%.

No sunblock protects you 100%precisely SPF 30 cuts off 97% of UVA/ UVB rays while a sunscreen with SPF 98% cuts off 98% of the rays. Therefore it is advisable to reapply sunblock every two hours to get the most out of it.

Myth #3: Sunscreen may increase your risk of melanoma.

Melanoma is a very serious form of skin cancer, where there has been a question of applying sunblock could give rise to melanoma. To test the water a study taking 1621 individuals was been carried out, where 812 of them were asked to use a broad spectrum SPF 16 sunblock daily, while 809 to stay as usual. After 10 years of study it was revealed that those asked to apply sunblock had only developed half as many melanomas resulting very less chances of danger.

Myth #4: If you spend a lot of time in the sun as a child, the damage is already done.

If you have the intuition that you had never used a sunscreen before outing and using one now is of no use, you are terribly mistaken. In a study which took place in Australia stated that the participants were between 25 and 75 when they have started using a sunblock, there is still an impact of getting skin cancer. Simply it’s never too late to start using a good sunblock.

Myth #5: Many women are allergic to sunscreen.

Protecting yourself is the first that needs to be in mind. If you observe an immediate sting after applying the sunblock it is an irritation, however an allergy could be observed after day or two of using the sunblock. Therefore if you have such problems it advisable to try sunblock’s with different ingredients or simple consult your dermatologist.

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