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Is Your Sunscreen Giving You The Full Protection Promised?
According to recent research from the Consumer Reports National Research Center that many sunscreens do not offer total guarantee that these products actually protect from certain harm rays of sun.
This research has total proof of it. It initially tested 20 different water resistant and broad spectrum sunscreens and their effectiveness. The main purpose was to check UVB radiation rays and UVA rays. These very raises cause sunburns. Along with sun burns, the UVA rays could lead to aged skin. When researchers started testing, they examined redness on skin (signs of UVB) and tanning (signs of UVA).
Usually sunscreen brands also claim SPF 20 and 50 protection, however these creams of formulas might not truly be shielding you as much as it claims.
According to an ABC report, “In its test of 20 sunscreens, Consumer Reports says it found that only two sunscreens provided the SPF promised on that label."
“An SPF of 70 isn't double the protection of an SPF of 35. ... The FDA had considered at one point of capping the claims you can put on the bottle at 50 because it's giving people a false sense of security."
Though few products showed results and did exactly what was promised on the packaging but still large number of beauty experts don’t trust sunscreen and sunblock creams.
Moreover, Consumer Reports approves that 18 of the 20 suntan lotion they tried did not deliver the particular defense they guaranteed after being exposed to liquid.
Many still don’t bother to believe that this negative, yet true notion exists or not. They blindly follow their brands and don’t see any bad in sunscreens.
Nevertheless, the sunscreen is still one of the best resistances against UVA and UVB rays. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) indorses and recommends to use water-resistant and broad-spectrum protection with SPF 30.
According to Erica Kelly, who is M.D and an associate professor in the department of dermatology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, that though sunscreens protect you from ruthless rays of sun but why not go for natural protection by not exposing your body in the sun or at least avoid going out during midday. UV rays are strongest at that time of day which primary is the big reason of sun burns and aged skin.