How Much SPF Do You Need

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Are you sure you’re properly protected against the sun’s harmful rays?

If that question made you think twice, there’s a good chance that you’re unsure about the protection your sunscreen is giving you. With that, allow us to clear one thing- how much SPF do you need?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 should be enough as it can already block about 97% of UVB rays. A sunscreen with a higher SPF can block a bit more UVB rays but there’s no product that can block 100% of the rays. However, wearing a hat, using an umbrella, and choosing the right clothing can make a difference.

Also, you should keep in mind that sunscreens with higher SPF don’t mean that you can spend a long time under the sun without reapplication. They actually last the same amount of time as sunscreens with lower SPF, so be sure to reapply after every 2 hours.

Now, if you are afraid of wearing sunscreen every day, don’t be. It can actually prevent freckles and minimize the appearance of the existing dark spots on your face.

In case you don’t like layering a lot of products on your skin, you can simply choose a good moisturizer with SPF.