The 3 Biggest Sunscreen Myths You Should Stop Believing

Learn about common SPF myths to help protect your skin.

The 3 Biggest Sunscreen Myths You Should Stop Believing

By Toni Gasparis

Dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe performed an experiment with different SPF products to determine if the things we believe about sunscreen are actually true. In her experiment she used a UV light to scan and test for skin damage caused by the sun from ineffective SPF application. Read about the myths you need to stop believing right now to make sure your skin stays healthy and safe during the summer months.


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Many makeup foundations nowadays have some sort of SPF in them. However, this SPF is not significant enough to protect your skin from the sun's harsh rays. In fact, you would need to put seven times your normal foundation on to get the amount of SPF that's advertised on the label. So do yourself a favor and apply a base level of sunscreen underneath your makeup to protect your skin.

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