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Benefits news: Be sunscreen savvy this summer

Apr 29, 2016

What number SPF should you buy? What is broad-spectrum protection, anyway? Do you want a cream, gel, wax stick, pads, or spray on? 

Before you go outside, soak up the facts about sunscreen. 

The basics: Sunlight contains two types of potentially harmful rays - ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.  UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburn and skin cancer. UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin and cause wrinkles and also increase skin cancer risk. You need to use your sunscreen every day, all year round, even when it's cloudy, to protect your skin.

Sunscreen can help reduce your risk of skin cancer, but it may also prevent you from getting the vitamin D you need, so make sure you're getting enough.

Please visit Sunscreen Savvy for more information on how to choose a sunscreen and tips on applying sunscreen correctly.  

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