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Sunscreen or SunScream?!

June 25, 2015

It’s that time of year for outdoor parties, bbq’s, waterparks, festivals & SUNBURNS!

Stay protected and enjoy your summer without any burns, read below for                   Sunscreen Facts and Tips…stay safe y’all!

Sunscreen Facts


“People think that SPF equals everything,” says Dr. Roopal Kundu, one of the study’s authors and a dermatologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. And it does count for a lot: the sun protection factor measures a sunscreen’s ability to filter UVB rays, which are related to sunburn and skin cancer. But SPF only measures UVB rays; it doesn’t tell you anything about protection from UVA rays, Kundu says.

• UVA Rays

The most misunderstood part of sunscreen is UVA, Kundu says. “UVA is around every day; it can penetrate through window glass,” she says. Like UVB, it’s also related to an increased risk of skin cancer, but unlike UVB, it’s not filtered by the ozone at all, Kundu says. UVA doesn’t cause sunburn, but “it really leads to darkening and aging, because it penetrates deeper into the skin and has more influence in the collagen.”

To learn more about UVA, UVB, SPF and how much sunscreen you should be using; visit

Tips Before Going Outside
• Wear clothes
• Plan around the Sun
• Find Shade
• Don’t get burned
• Check UV Index
• Sunglasses are essential


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