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What Does it Even Mean?

Many consumers are misled to believe that an SPF 50 is more effective than an SPF 30 but this notion can leave many with a false sense of protection because any sunscreen above an SPF 30 only provides a one percent increase in protection. Here's how it works: SPF 5 filters out approximately 80 percent of all incoming UVB rays and SPF 15 filters more at 93 percent. SPF 30 keeps out 97 percent and SPF 50 filters out 98 percent. When shopping for a sunscreen, choose at least an SPF 30 and remember to reapply despite what the SPF rating may suggest.

Broad Spectrum Protection

A broad spectrum sunscreen is one that offers protection against both harmful UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays can prematurely age your skin, causing wrinkling and age spots. UVB rays can burn your skin and too much exposure to UVA or UVB ray can cause skin cancer. The best sunscreen offers protection from all UV light.



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