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Sunscreen: SPF basics

Sunscreen: Learn the Basics of SPF

Learn the basics of sunscreen and the meaning of SPF factors.

Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Amanda with Wearing a sunscreen every day can prevent sunburn, reduce the risk of skin cancer and minimize premature signs of aging.


Everybody should wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 on all exposed areas every day. SPF is short for sun protection factor and represents the amount of UV coverage offered by the product.


Sunscreens with an SPF of at least 30 protect against 97% of the sun’s rays. Higher SPFs offer slightly more coverage, but no sunscreen can offer 100% protection.


Sun protection products combat damage from UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays can affect your skin through glass and cause premature aging. UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburn, but are blocked by glass.


Not all sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Only those labeled broad-spectrum can defend against both forms of sunlight.


Make sure to always check the expiration date on your sunscreen. If it’s past the date, throw the product away. Expired products won’t be as effective in protecting your skin. Visit to find the best product for your skin. Call, email or live chat our Customer Care Team for help choosing a sunscreen.


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