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.


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