Should Sunblock Be Applied Every Day?

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There is a common misconception that sunblock is only needed when going to the beach or possibly going for a swim on a hot summer day. That is definitely not the case, sunblock should be applied every day, a couple times during the day for added measure to protect the skin from the harmful ultraviolet B (UVB), and ultraviolet A (UVA) sun rays. There are many different theories of the right amount of sun protection factor or SPF level for protection against painful sunburns, blisters, sores and possibly skin cancer. Going to the store can be challenging when looking for a sunblock to purchase that will be the right form of defense because of all the choses people have from SPF 15 on up to SPF 100 and also UBV/UVA with and without each. Unfortunately, sunblock is normally the last thing that people think about before leaving the house in the morning. In the United States, skin cancers are the leading form of cancer, and on they are on a rise. The need for reapplication of lower spectrum sunblock on a short amount of time, SPF30 sunblock demands less application and overall better protection. When applied correctly, using a sunblock with a broad spectrum SPF30 is the best level of sunblock to use in protecting against harsh skin conditions, even including protection on a cellular level against cancers. There are many different terms that can be difficult to understand when it comes to sunscreen. Broad spectrum protection means that the sunblock will help protect against both
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