Sunscreens are not only for the beach. We should wear them all day, every day, especially in summer when we spend a lot more time outdoors. Thankfully, sunscreens come in many forms, from liquids to sprays, and in almost every category, from anti-aging face cream to nail polish, giving you all the options in the world.
But what kind of SPF should you buy? Experts at skincancer.org say that an SPF of 15 blocks 93% of UVB radiation, SPF 30 blocks 97% and SPF 50 blocks 98%. The FDA monitors only for UVB rays although most SPF’s on the market today are “broad spectrum”, blocking both UVB and UVA. Look for the “broad spectrum” designation when you are purchasing sunscreens.