Sunscreen: 3 essential questions answered about choosing the right sunscreen

choosing the right sunscreen

Three essential questions answered about choosing the right sunscreen

 1.⁠ ⁠What SPF should I use?

People often want to know what Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is appropriate for their skin type and sun exposure duration. Always use a SPF 30 or higher. Dermatologists generally recommend using protection with SPF 30 or higher for adequate protection. SPF 30 blocks about 97% of UVB rays, while SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays.

 2.⁠ ⁠How often should I apply sunscreen especially during outdoor activities or prolonged sun exposure.

It’s recommended to apply sunscreen approximately every two hours, or more frequently if you are swimming, sweating heavily, or towel-drying. This ensures continuous protection throughout the day. Additionally, reapply immediately after any activities that might reduce its effectiveness, such as swimming or excessive sweating.

 3.⁠ ⁠Is sunscreen safe for daily use?

Yes, it is generally safe for daily use when used as directed. Consider these points when deciding on your product of choice including regulatory approval and endorsments, ingredients, skin sensitivity, broad-spectrum protection and proper application as well as reapplication according to the product instructions

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For more information on sun protection take a look at the helpful school guide brought to you by CANSA  https://www.cansa.org.za/files/2013/10/Be-SunSmart-A-Guide-for-Schools-Oct-2013.pdf




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