Let’s Debunk: Sunscreen Myths!

Let’s Debunk: Sunscreen Myths!

There have been a lot of random facts going on around and about. For the best of all our skin lovelies, let’s find out which one is real and not real!

Makeup Is Enough To Protect My Face

Well it is certain that most makeup products are infused with some SPF ingredients today. It only provides a little bit of protection from the sun. Makeup is generally used for enhancing appearance, they do not specialize in protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Hence, it is better to apply a layer of sunscreen onto your skin before applying your makeup. 

Higher SPF~ More Protection~

No matter how high your SPF is, some UV rays will still get through. A sunscreen SPF can only tell how much UVB rays the sunscreen can filter out. For example, SPF 15 filters out 93% of the UVB rays, while SPF 30 filters out 97% and SPF 50 filters 98%.

One Application Is Enough To Last The Whole Day

Wrong! One application is definitely not enough. In reality, sunscreen will break down overtime in the sunlight and lose its effectiveness over a short period of time. Hence, we would recommend you to reapply your sunscreen every 2 to 4 hours. 

I Don’t Need To Wear Sunscreen At Home

Interestingly, you do need to wear it at home. Most glasses like house’s windows and cars may help block most UVB rays but not UVA rays. Blue lights emitting from digital screens such as your phones, computers, tablets and televisions can also affect your skin by increasing melanin and pigmentation production. It can also create free radicals which may lead your skin to break down in collagen and elastic tissue.

So..now that we have debunk some sunscreen myth, let’s slather some sunscreen onto ourselves~ As you are slathering, check out our previous blog about sunscreen & sunblock!

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