BEFORE YOU COVER-UP WITH SUNSCREEN LET’S UNCOVER SOME SUNSCREEN MYTHS

A higher SPF rating is a better Sunscreen.
Not true. SPF 50 blocks 98% of UV rays, while SPF 100 blocks 99% of UV rays. Surprised?

Wear Sunscreen all the time.
Don’t. It’s important to expose your skin to at least 10 minutes of sun to get Vitamin D, which helps you absorb vital calcium. Your body makes this Vitamin D when sunlight touches your skin.

Sunscreen is the only thing that protects you from the sun.
Not true. Carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupes, any orange colored fruit or veggie contains beta-carotene, which helps to reduce the risk of sunburn and the damage it causes. Orange you glad?

When you stay indoors, you don’t need Sunscreen
Yes, you do, for the sun’s UVA rays can easily penetrate and reach through curtains, windows, doors, offices, vehicles, homes and even airplanes. It can reach anywhere …almost like superman. So dab on your sun protection even when you can’t see the sun.

Hippos use Sunscreen
This is not a trick question. Hippos live in Africa and are exposed to extreme heat. That’s why kind-hearted Nature helps hippos produce their own sunscreen. Hippos secrete a red-orange colored liquid, which eventually turns brown. This liquid is extremely efficient in absorbing the sun’s harmful UV rays. That’s so cool, right?

Now that you know your sunscreen facts, remember to use it every day. It will make your skin smile.

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