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How Does Sunscreen Work to Protect Your Skin?

Sunscreen is an essential beauty product and should be applied daily (with the exception of infants under 6 months). But how exactly does sunscreen protect our skin? Sunscreen products contain two primary elements: its active ingredient and its emulsion. This latter component typically contains ingredients like humectants, thickeners, emulsifiers and preservatives to prevent it from …

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Unraveling the Efficacy of Sunscreen: A Burst of Protection Against Harmful Rays

Introduction As the sun’s rays beam down on us, it’s essential to shield our skin from potential harm. Sunscreen has become a staple in our daily skincare routines, promising protection against harmful UV rays. But how effective is sunscreen, and does it truly live up to its claims? In this article, we delve into the …

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The Importance of Sun Safety and Preventing Skin Damage

Sunlight can be beneficial, but overexposure can lead to sunburn and more serious issues like skin cancers, premature aging, eye damage and immune suppression. Following are steps you can take to protect from UV damage: Use sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 broad spectrum sunblock and apply as needed; reapply as needed. Furthermore, wear …

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