Debunking 7 Most Common Sunscreen Myths

Sunscreen Is Only Necessary on Sunny Days: UV rays can penetrate clouds and cause skin damage even on overcast days. It's essential to wear sunscreen daily, regardless of the weather, to protect your skin from harmful UV radiation.

Higher SPF Means Better Protection: While higher SPF (Sun Protection Factor) sunscreens provide more protection against UVB rays, SPF values above 50 offer only marginally increased protection.

Sunscreen Is Only Needed on Exposed Areast: Sunscreen should be applied to all exposed skin, including areas commonly overlooked, such as the ears, neck, scalp, and tops of feet.

People With Darker Skin Don't Need Sunscreen. Fact: While people with darker skin tones have more natural protection against UV radiation due to higher melanin levels.

Waterproof Sunscreens Don't Need to Be Reapplied: No sunscreen is entirely waterproof, and all sunscreens should be reapplied every two hours, especially after swimming, sweating, or towel-drying.

Sunscreen Is Harmful and Causes Vitamin D Deficiency: While sunscreen can reduce vitamin D synthesis by blocking UVB rays, it's essential to balance sun protection with vitamin D intake from dietary sources or supplements.

Applying Sunscreen Once Is Sufficient for All-Day Protection: Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, or more frequently if swimming, sweating, or engaging in outdoor activities. Additionally

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