8 Facts About Sunscreen

By Toby T April 21, 2020

Most people depend on sunscreens or sunshade for skin protection in a harsh weather condition. Although sunburns and other skin conditions cannot stop with just sunscreens, they still play a significant role in preventing these skin conditions, especially melanoma diagnosis.

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Sunscreens are potent tools you should have in store. Check out these facts about them.

1) Sunscreens Are Not Efficient In Isolation.

There is no doubt that sunscreens are efficient tools in guarding against sun rays and their effects on your skin, but when used in isolation, sunscreens are not as potent.

2) Don’t Get Carried Away By SPF Tags.

Sometimes, you will get attracted to sunscreen products because of the SPF tag. 

Due to that, you begin to stay under the sun for too long. And you expose yourself unduly to sun rays.

Some products only add this tag, and they go on to mislead a lot of people. 

3) Sunscreen Additive Vitamin A Can Increase The Risk Of Skin Cancer

This additive is a vitamin to fight against early skin ageing, but it also increases the susceptibility to skin cancer.

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4) UVA protections for European sunscreens.

The standard in Europe is higher than in the Americas. This may be as a result of geographical peculiarities.

5) Sunscreens prevent solar ray damages

This statement is not valid. on the skin is not valid. These products do not offer protection from all skin damages.

6) Sunscreen can alter hormones

Since sunscreen has a ton of chemicals (unless you go for all natural) they can affect the skin’s composition and even hormones.

7) Mineral Sunscreens have nanoparticles

Sunscreens, especially mineral sunscreens, have nanoparticles constituent in them. These are the things that make your skin glow.

8) Sunscreens limit the amount of Vitamin D

Do you know that sunscreens limit the amount of Vitamin D you absorb? Sunlight is a necessary external factor that starts a series of biochemical reactions leading to the synthesis of Vitamin D. Sunscreens shield you from sunlight, lowering the synthesis of this Vitamin.