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Sunscreen is an integral part of everyone's skin care, but there are some myths and misconceptions associated with sunscreen that you need to know. Even the most skin-conscious among us is prone to misconceptions that can lead to premature aging, and even an increased risk for skin cancer.

 

 If you can't avoid the sun, the best way to protect your skin is to use sunscreen. Here are some common misconceptions about sunscreen, according to Healthline.

 

Myth #1: The higher the SPF, the better

You need to apply sunscreen every two hours no matter what your SPF level is, get an SPF of 50 or more.

 

Myth 2: Sunscreen will affect your vitamin D levels

 

 The effects of sunscreen on vitamin D are not great, but if you are still afraid, you can increase your vitamin D levels with the help of foods like salmon, oats, cow's milk, orange juice, eggs, tuna, etc.


Myth #3: Car windows block the sun

Although car windshields usually consist of laminated glass that filters UVB and UVA rays, side and rear windows are not.

 

Myth 4: Sunscreen can be made at home 

 

There is no evidence to suggest that any homemade formula can help you make a safe, formulated sunscreen like a commercial product. The ingredients used to make sunscreen are not available and cannot be easily mixed.

 

Myth 5: Sunscreen is waterproof

 

Studies show that no sunscreen product can be completely waterproof.


Myth 6: Don't use sunscreen if you have dark skin

 


 Dark skin is just as susceptible to sun damage as any other skin.

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