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Sunscreen Myths

Sunscreen Myths -

As we gear up for summer, let's bust some sunscreen myths! Check out this list of the top 5 myths you should be aware of when you are having fun in the sun: 

Myth #1: My sunscreen is waterproof, so I don't need to reapply it after swimming or sweating.  

Truth: Most sunscreens are only water resistant for up to 80 minutes. After that, it's time to reapply! So, whether you're splashing in the water or sweating it out, make sure to keep that sunscreen handy and reapply every 2 hours. Don't let the sun catch you off guard! 

Myth #2: I don't need sunscreen if it's cloudy or cold.  

Truth: Just because it's cloudy or cold doesn't mean the sun's rays can't reach you. UV rays are still present even on cloudy or rainy days. Remember, if you can see, then there are UV rays. So, regardless of the weather, protect your skin by applying sunscreen or using a daylight screen. Don't let those sneaky rays damage your skin! 

Myth #3: I have dark skin, or I don't burn. I don't need to wear sunscreen.  

Truth: While it's true that melanin-rich skin provides some natural protection, it doesn't mean you're completely safe from the sun's harmful effects. UV radiation can still cause damage over time, leading to skin issues and even cancer. So, no matter your skin tone, slather on that sunscreen and show your skin some love! 

Myth #4: There's SPF in my makeup. I don't need to wear sunscreen.  

Truth: Sorry to burst your bubble, but the SPF in your makeup isn't enough. The amount of makeup we actually use is nowhere near enough to provide adequate sun protection. So, while the extra SPF in makeup is a nice touch, don't forget to layer on some sunscreen too. Your skin will thank you! 

Myth #5: Sunscreen is carcinogenic.  

Truth: Recent reports found high levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, in some sunscreen and after-sun care products. However, these cases were linked to specific manufacturing processes and not all sunscreens are affected. So, make sure to check the quality of the products you use. Rest assured, there are many safe sunscreen options out there to shield your skin from harmful rays. 


Remember, sunscreen is your skin's best friend, so don't let these myths fool you. Stay protected, have fun in the sun, and enjoy your summer! We are working on some sun protection skincare products, so stay tuned! ☀️


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