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Sunscreens And Sunblocks

Sunscreens and sunblocks are used to reducing the skin damage from sunlight. Overexposure to the sun's invisible rays - ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) - can cause skin damage.

The main difference between sunscreens and sunblocks are that, unscreens actually absorb the ultraviolet radiation, thus and reducing the amount of radiation that penetrates the skin. Sunblocks physically helps to protect from sun rays. Other possible difference is sunscreens absorb UV rays, while sunblocks deflect them.

If not applying sunscreens or sunblocks to the body, then it may lead to skin cancers. There are three main types of skin cancer:

  • Basal cell carcinomas, which are easily treated and rarely fatal.
  • Squamous cell carcinomas, which are also unlikely to lead to death.
  • Malignant melanoma, the least common but most aggressive form of skin cancer, which accounts for the vast majority of deaths from skin cancer.

The SPF i.e. sun protection factor numbers of 15 or more, are very effective in the protection from sun rays. The SPF number gives you idea about the how long you can get protect from the sun rays. Swimming and perspiration reduce the actual SPF value of many sunscreens - even those that are water-resistant - so you have to reapply the product often.

Sun protection helps prevent skin damage, wrinkles, and reduces the risk of developing skin cancer. Sunscreen should be reapplied at least every two hours to work. The black skinned peoples are less chances to get affected by sun rays, but they still need to use some sunscreen.

Sunblocks are very beneficial for the protection from sun rays. The main sunblock ingredients, including titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, can be less irritating and are less likely to cause allergic reactions. The main physical blockers are as: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Zinc Oxide.

The examples of various types of sunblocks are as:-

  • Headwear : Use a wide brim hat that provides approximately 50 percent protection from direct UV exposure.
  • Sunglasses: Use sunglasses that block out 100% of the UV.
  • Trees: Trees can be an excellent source of shade and provide a natural sunblock.

Apply sun blocks every day and at least 30 minutes before going out in the sun. Reapply sun block every two hours, and after swimming or sweating.



Sunscreens And Sunblocks