We believe that sunscreen is the most important product for your face. It’s the number one best way to combat the signs of aging, but also protects your health. Of course, Retin A, Vitamin C and moisturizers are important too, but sunscreen is nothing to mess with! Make sure you choose wisely by knowing the top sunscreen myths.
- A little goes a long way. NOT! Be liberal with your application. Try to apply an ounce (a shot glass) of sunscreen every two hours.
- Spray sunscreens give the best, most even coverage. NOT! In reality, it can be hard to tell how much coverage you’re getting. Plus, the coverage can be applied unevenly.
- The higher the SPF, the better. NOT! An SPF of 100 doesn’t necessarily protect you more, which can lead to a false sense of security. There’s no data to show that an SPF higher than 50 provides more protection.
- Kids need a special sunscreen. NOT! Actually, the FDA does not distinquish between sunscreens for adults and kids. There is nothing that says you need a kid’s formula for your little ones.
- The SPF listed on the bottle is what you’re getting. NOT necessarily! There have been multiple occasions where the SPF on the bottle doesn’t match the actual product. If there is a discrepancy, you’re likely getting a lower SPF, which can lead to a bad burn.
- It’s ok to use an SPF that is expired. NOT! Don’t take a chance on an expired product that could only result in damaged skin.
- Sunscreen alone will protect you from skin cancer. NOT necessarily! Actually, it’s important to utilize sunglasses, clothing and hats for added protection.