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Everything You Need to Know About Sunscreen

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sunscreen in One Easy Place


It's always something with sunscreen. Whether there are new guidelines, emerging suspicions about popular ingredients, or the always complicated SPF versus PA +++ and UVA versus UVB, it's difficult to put everything you need to know in writing without getting long-winded or convoluted. Luckily, though, Information Is Beautiful created this amazing sunscreen infographic that explains just about everything you could ever want to know about the stuff in one concise, easy-to-read chart. So to have all your questions cleared up, just keep reading.

Source: Flickr User Tom Newby Photography

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GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
Based on this chart, if I use a sunscreen with an SPF of 50, I am protected by UVB for approximately 16 hours plus? Interesting.
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 5 years
Glad you like it, all!
nutella2683 nutella2683 5 years
yeah, im with the first poster... I need more info on oxybenzone versus those that contain zinc and titanium, the latter of which is better...def looking into natural sunscreens like these: http://www.revitaliseyourhealth.com/best-natural-sunscreens/
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 5 years
I am such a geek, i love all these charts! And its useful! *prints page*
Ellenora Ellenora 5 years
Yay for info! I am totally saving this page.
mscc mscc 5 years
This infographic is really great, but now I'm concerned about oxybenzone, which I'm pretty sure is in sunscreens I apply daily...
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