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Sunscreen Secrets Revealed: Separating Fact from Fiction

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By Jerry Walters - - 5 Mins Read



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Oh! Is it summertime already? Do you like beaches a lot? Are you scared of going out as you fear harmful radiation coming from the sun? Well! You can completely relax about it. Though you must be coming across various disadvantages of sunscreen surely all of them are just baseless. 


You should apply sunscreen every day. Though while choosing a perfect sunscreen you have to check for the SPF which is mentioned on the cream itself. Generally, all dermatologists suggest using sunscreen with SPF 30.


5 Myths About Using A Sunscreen 

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  1. People With Dark Skin Don’t Need To Apply Sunscreen 


This is a very big misconception that you must have built in your mind that people with dark complexions do not need to apply sunscreen. 


The radiation coming from the sun damages darker skin as equal as it damages lighter skin. The only difference is that sunburn is more evident when you have lighter skin. 


You should always apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you leave anywhere to have the best possible protection for your skin.

  1. Sunscreen With A High SPF Provide All Day Protection 


It is indeed a complete myth that if you are using a sunscreen with a higher SPF you don’t have to reapply it regularly.


Your sunscreen once applied only protects your skin for 2-3 hours. So, if you are out there for an extended period then no matter how high SPF your sunscreen comes with you have to reapply it after 2-3 hours. 


  1. You Don’t Need A Sunscreen On A Cloudy Day


It is completely wrong for you to think that UV rays can’t penetrate through clouds. You must be planning to skip putting on sunscreen if you are going out in the snow or sitting on a beach when it’s cloudy.


UV rays easily hit you several times when you can’t see the sun. So, you should never skip putting on sunscreen in any kind of weather.


  1. You Only Need A Sunscreen When You Are Planning to Go to The Beach Or Somewhere Outdoor 


Another very popular misconception is that you must also be believing that you don’t need to apply sunscreen if you are going to the office or planning to stay indoors almost all the time. 


Radiations from the sun can travel through the windows of your office or the cars that you are traveling in. So you should apply sunscreen every day as you would apply it on a sunny day going to the beach or for a swim.


  1. Sunscreen Causes Cancer


Most of you think that sunscreen is made up of a lot of chemicals that your skin observes and is harmful to your skin. But it is completely wrong.


Zinc oxide or titanium dioxide is used in the making of sunscreen which always sits on the surface of your skin and never gets absorbed. So there is no danger of you getting harmed or getting cancer due to sunscreen. If you observe UV radiation from the sun you will have a higher chance of getting cancer.







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Above mentioned are the top five myths that you tend to believe in, but there are many more myths like your makeup comes with inbuilt sunscreen features or sunscreen prevents you from getting the necessary vitamin D, etc.


In the end, you should always remember that sunscreen is only an advantage for you to put on whenever you go out and all the dangers that you might hear from people are just baseless criticisms.