6 Sun Safety Myths You Need to Know

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Everyone, regardless of skin tone, is susceptible to harmful UV rays, with darker skin providing natural protection. Sunscreen is essential to prevent damage and reduce skin cancer risk.

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1: Dark Skin Doesn't Need Sunscreen

2: You Only Need Sunscreen on Sunny Days

Sunscreen is essential for daily protection against UV rays, as they can penetrate clouds and reach skin, even on overcast days.

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3: Sunscreen Is Only Necessary at the Beach

Sunscreen is essential for daily routines, protecting skin from sun exposure, whether running errands or spending extended hours outdoors.

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4: Higher SPF Equals All-Day Protection

Higher SPF sunscreen offers more protection, but it's essential to reapply every two hours or more frequently if swimming or sweating to maintain its effectiveness.

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5: Clothing Offers Complete Sun Protection

Clothing offers some protection, but UV rays can penetrate light fabrics, making sunscreen essential for exposed areas like face, neck, and hands.

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6: Sunscreen Is Only for the Face

Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin, including ears, neck, and hands, for comprehensive sun protection.

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