Sunscreen

Most people don't enjoy wearing sunscreen, but it's critical to protect our skin from signs of aging and to prevent skin cancer. There are two major types of sunscreens; physical sunscreens that contain particles that reflect sunlight and chemical sunscreens that absorb sunlight. Sunscreens are rated by their Sun Protection Factors (SPF), which allows you to calculate how much longer you can be in the sun without burning. For example, if you normally get a sunburn after 20 minutes in the sun, an SPF 10 sunscreen will allow you stay in the sun for 200 minutes (20 minutes x SPF 10), and an SPF 20 sunscreen would protect for 400 minutes. Generally, people with lighter skin should choose a high SPF sunscreen, while people with darker skin can use a lower SPF sunscreen. For help choosing the best sunscreen for you and your skin type, please review the articles below and leave a comment with your favorite sunscreens.

Sunscreen

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Wait, We Need to Wear Sunscreen at Night?

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Going to the beach just isn’t as simple as it used to be. I grew up in the Coppertone era, when Johnson’s Baby Oil and Hawaiian Tropic were the only alternatives, meant to “enhance” the tanning process, not prevent it. When I was a teenager, there was no sun protection factor (SPF); I had never...

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It’s true. Beauty Editors get to try a lot of products. While this enables us to experience what’s new in the exponentially growing world of beauty, and learn—first-hand—what works and what doesn’t, the bad news is that all this experimentation can wreak havoc with our skin’s moisture barriers (a...

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