Skin Care Tips: Common sunscreen myths you that you need to stop believing right now

We all use sunscreen almost daily, and it's one essential thing that we always carry in our bag. But there are some myths that we believe about sunscreen. Read below to find out some myths about sunscreen that you shouldn't believe.
Skin Care Tips: Common sunscreen myths you that you need to stop believing right nowSkin Care Tips: Common sunscreen myths you that you need to stop believing right now
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When it comes to going outdoors for a while or going on a vacation, one travel essential that's always there with us is sunscreen. Sunscreen is widely used by people across the globe and is known to act as a shield against harmful UV rays. People who are allergic to sun rays apply a higher SPF sunscreen, while people who use it just for protection, choose a normal SPF sunscreen. But in spite of having so many benefits, there are a lot of misconceptions floating around regarding the usage and effectiveness of the product. Read below to find out common myths about sunscreen that you need to stop believing right now. 

 

You don't need sunscreen on cloudy days:

 

People resonate sunscreen with heat and summer, but the truth is that if you're stepping outside, you need to apply sunscreen. It's because the clouds don't block the harmful UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your skin. Even if you feel cooler on a cloudy day, your skin will still absorb a majority of UVA and UVB rays. Hence, application of sunscreen daily is imperative. 

 

Water cannot cause sunburn:

 

This one myth is false. UVB rays can penetrate water if you are in shallow water. Sunlight can reflect off the water, leading to increased UV exposure to parts of your body that are not immersed in water. It then results in sunburn. 

 

Sunscreen with better SPF is long-lasting:

 

SPF numbers are based on how much the sunscreen will block UVB rays from damaging your skin over two hours. After a point, the effectiveness of the sunscreen decreases and it leaves your skin vulnerable to the harmful UV rays. To protect your skin, apply sunscreen every two hours. 

 

You won't get skin cancer if you use sunscreen:

 

No sunscreen offers complete protection. They cannot block 100 percent of harmful rays. Hence, apart from applying sunscreen covering your eyes with sunglasses and face with a scarf and a hat. Don't forget to apply sunscreen at your back, feet, ears and hairline. If you have sensitive skin, use a physical sunscreen that contains ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. 

 

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