We all know that sunscreen is a must-have for protecting our skin from the damaging effects of the sun, but there’s more to it than you might think. With skin cancer on the rise and the World Health Organization identifying UV radiation as a human carcinogen, we need to delve deep into the facts and protect ourselves with an arsenal of knowledge. Here are 11 answers to your burning questions about sunscreen.
Sunscreen Alone Won’t Prevent Skin Cancer
UVA vs. UVB
You might also like: 20 major sunscreen mistakes everyone makes.
Apply More Than You Think You Need
Mineral Sunscreens Are Best
Want to know more? These are the top 5 spots that are likely to get burnt.
Chemical Sunscreen Can Contain Toxic Ingredients
Sunscreen Sprays Are Not Reliable
If you're looking for something a little more natural, check out the 17 best natural products currently available in Canada.
Sunscreen is for Every Type of Skin
See more: this is how beauty standards differ around the world.
Higher Doesn’t Always Mean Better
See more: 10 summer makeup tricks that will change your beauty routine forever.
RELATED: 10 foods you can still eat after the expiry date.
Be Extra Sun Safe
See more: 10 things every pregnant woman actually needs.
There’s No Such Thing as Waterproof Sunscreen
RELATED: 20 heatproof products that will save you on hot summer days.