Sunscreens, Creams And Lotions – What Is SPF And Does It Matter?

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Sunscreens, creams and lotions - What is SPF and does it matter? Many of us don't fully understand the significance of the sun protection factor (SPF) in the cosmetics, skin care and sunscreen products that we use every day. The SPF in these items blocks the Ultra Violet B rays (UVB) in sunlight which cause sunburn, damages the skin and can contribute to causes of skin cancer. What Does SPF Mean? The SPF in a variety of products usually comes with a number. For example, the SPF found in most skin care creams and cosmetics is most commonly SPF 15. This means that where you might spend a minute in the sun before you start burning, now you can spend fifteen minutes before skin damage begins. However, if you are outside in bright sunlight you need to reapply sunscreen every two hours to maintain protection, but an SPF 15 in [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016 at 12:51pm
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