Here is Consumer Reports latest study results on the effectiveness of varying types sunscreen. As you can see, lotions and sprays were tested from various companies and the results were quite surprising. Don’t let high prices and fancy labels fool you when choosing the right sunscreen.
Remember, broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) sunscreen is what you want for complete protection against the sun’s UV rays. UVA rays are responsible for the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, dark spots, and tiny blood vessel formation; whereas UVB is primarily responsible for the development of sunburn. Both UVA and UVB play a role in the development of skin cancer and thus should prompt the use of broad spectrum sunscreen when exposed to the sun. Use this table as a tool to help guide your next sunscreen purchase.
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