What you need to know about Sunscreens

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As the summer season is just around the corner, I’m pretty sure you’ll be spending most of your summer time in the beach. With that, you should not forget to bring a protection against the heat of the sun, and it is called Sunscreen.

Here are some things that you should know about sunscreens:

> Everyone, by everyone it means men, women, kids, and adults need to apply sunscreen no matter what their skin color is.

> When buying one, you should remember that not all sunscreens are the same. Some are labeled as protection for UVA rays or UVB rays.

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> It is recommended to use a sunscreen with broad SPF and protects from both UVA rays and UVB rays.

> The numbers on SPFs may also be confusing at times. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and the number next to it is the ratio which determines how long you can stay in the sun without burning.

> You should also remember that sunscreens should be applied for at least 30 minutes before going outside and reapply as often as needed to avoid sun exposure.

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> Your sunscreens also have expiration dates so be sure to replace them, as expired sunscreens would not be as effective as it was before.

> Also remember to wear a sunscreen not only at a sunny day, as you could also get sun damage when it is cloudy since UV could penetrate through fog and haze.

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This only goes to show how important sunscreens really are, so don’t ever go out without it!

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