New regulations for sunscreens are changing the way SPF is packaged and labeled - here are the 3 things to know when buying sunscreen this summer!
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“People think if they use ‘waterproof’ or ‘sweatproof’ sunscreen, they’ll have all-day UV protection and that’s just wrong,” Dr. Rendon explains. “Sunscreens degrade with sun exposure regardless of the formula, so you need to reapply your sunscreen every two hours for maximum protection. This new ruling will hopefully clarify the water and sweat myth, especially on the beach or while playing outdoor sports.”
“For years, we thought that UVB was solely responsible for skin cancer. As we learned more about the harmful effects of UVA, we realized it was dangerous too,” says Dr. Rendon. “People think SPF protects against both UVA and UVB, but it only protects against UVB. We don’t actually have a specific grading system like we do for UVB.
Read more about the new FDA regulations for sunscreen.