The sun can increase the rate at which skin ages. Yes, some time in the sun is beneficial and essential for the production of Vitamin D, needed for healthy bones, but regular, prolonged amounts of time under the sun's rays can cause problems.
There are two types of ultraviolet rays: UVB and the more harmful UVA. All sunscreens can protect the skin from UVB rays, but UVA ray protection is only available up to 4SPF.
Different people burn at different rates, so you must decide for yourself, if you are more sensitive to the sun than most people with your particular skin type. On average, the following has been observed:
A good suntanning lotion is needed if:
Things that may influence the effectiveness of your sun protection
Other pages on remedies for skin in connection with choosing a suscreen
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