SPF also known as Sun Protection Factor is a type of skincare product that helps protect the skin from the harsh and harmful UV rays.
Here are some facts to convince you to use it if you haven’t already started using SPF!
1. Yes, you really do need an SPF 30 or higher.
The golden rule of sunscreen is now to choose a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. The 30 blocks out about 97 percent of UV rays. If you want to get really fancy (and we suggest you do!), use SPF 50, which blocks out 98 percent of UV rays.
2. SPF is for ALL SKIN TYPES!
Somehow there is a myth out there saying that dark skin tone people do not need SPF.
Although dark-skinned people won't get sunburned as quickly, they will still burn and are still susceptible to sun-induced damage—such as sun spots and wrinkles—and cancer.
3. After two hours outside, reapply.
Generally, sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating. If you work indoors and sit away from windows, you may not need a second application. Be mindful of how often you step outside, though. Keep a spare bottle of sunscreen at your desk just to be safe.
4. Do not use expired SPF!
Many sunscreens include an expiration date printed on the label. Visible changes in color or consistency can also indicate that it is time to dispose of the product.
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