We all know we're supposed to wear sunscreen. It's a touted non-negotiable in skincare, yet so many of us are still getting things wrong when it comes to understanding SPF and correctly applying sun protection. It can be overwhelming to sift through the countless sunscreen options available on the market boasting a range of SPF levels and varying ingredients. Even once we have recommended products with SPF in hand, misunderstandings can lead to misuse (or making excuses to skimp on usage)—ultimately not doing our skin any favors.
Sunscreen is your first line of defense against the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays that can damage skin and even lead to skin cancer. If you want to protect your skin, it's important to know the facts about SPF. To set the record straight in time for summer, we had skin experts call out the SPF myths they want you to stop believing.
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