6 Myths About Sunscreen

Sunscreen is necessary in Winter

1. We Need Lots of Sun to Get Enough Vitamin D

Many scientists and dermatologists agree that we only need five to ten minutes of daily sun exposure to provide us with the Vitamin D that we need, according to Medical News Today.

2. Sunscreen can be Waterproof

The American Cancer Society says there are no waterproof and sweat proof sunscreens available on the market. However, sunscreen may can be water-resistant.

3. My Face Cream is Enough

The Mayo Clinic recommends an SPF of 30 or higher. Most makeup contains SPF of only 15 to 25. Make sure that you always read your makeup label for their SPF rating. 

 4. You Don’t Need a Sunscreen in the Winter

Our distant sun doesn’t have an off switch. It is always sending UV rays to the earth. As a result, it is vital to wear sunscreen all year long, according to the Huff Post.  

 5. You Only Need to Apply Sunscreen Once for the day

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you reapply sunscreen every two hours. This additional application is recommended even on a cloudy day. Additionally, according to the Huff Post, you should apply your sunscreen choice thirty-minutes before venturing into the sun.

 6. There’s Not That Much Difference Between Sunscreen Brands

This myth couldn’t be further from the truth says Skincancer.org. There is a multitude of differences between brands. Learn to read the label to better understand your level of protection and potential side chemical side effects. One main difference is whether your sunscreen is chemical or mineral-based. Chemical-based brands may have adverse health and environmental risks. While mineral-based sunscreen is all-natural and biodegradable.

Melissa Allen


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