Knowing the facts and the FAQs about sun damage can save your skin—even your life!
And the rest of us
2. What are free radicals?
3. What is SPF?
4. Will a higher SPF give me more protection?
UVA rays are more insidious. Whereas the redness caused by UVB rays is almost immediately recognizable, the consequences of UVA exposure—skin aging, wrinkling, melanoma and other forms of skin cancer—are not apparent until it’s too late. Unfortunately, it is only in the last decade or so that scientists have become aware of the full extent of UVA damage. (Until then, UVA rays were considered relatively benign.) Which is why there’s still no accepted industry-wide standard for UVA protection.
5. Can I get the protection I need from sunscreen alone?
6. What happens if I don’t use sunscreen properly?