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Default 06-23-2010, 07:12 PM

Uh, 50+ is actually no different than 30+. It doesn't give you a free pass to stay in the sun.

» Sunscreen Myths | Women On Life
Allie picks up an SPF50 sunscreen while her sister Therese opts for an SPF15. Allie claims that shell be more protected from the sun and that Therese should go for the SPF50 as well. What do you think? Is she right?

The answer is both yes, and no. An SPF15 sunscreen will give you about 93% protection from UVB rays, while SPF30 will provide about 97% protection. Anything over SPF30 is basically a gimmick since it wont really provide any additional coverage than the near-100% SPF30 will. While Therese could arguably upgrade to SPF30, going all the way up to SPF50 is unnecessary.

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