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What's the Most Effective Way to Use Sunscreen?

Sunscreen is your best defense against sun-damaged skin.
But there are plenty of misconceptions about the most effective way to use sunscreen.
Here are six common myths about sunscreen.
1. MYTH: You’re using enough sunscreen. Most people only apply 25 to 50 percent of the recommended amount of sunscreen.
2. MYTH: Sunscreen can be waterproof or sweat-proof. Although it may not wash off as easily, sunscreen can only be classified as water-resistant.
3. MYTH: Makeup with sunscreen is enough. The SPF in cosmetics may not be more than 30 or is
broad-spectrum, meaning it's not enough protection.
4. MYTH: Sunblock and sunscreen are the same thing. Sunblock reflects the sun’s UV rays
while sunscreen chemically filters them.
5. MYTH: Sunscreen doesn’t ever expire. Sunscreen bottles have a visible expiration date
that should be followed for maximum effectiveness.
6. MYTH: You should only wear sunscreen in the summer. UVA and UVB rays are present whenever the sun is out, even in the winter.