Skincare today has been a very big concern for everyone and with the availability of a large number of skin care products and treatments, skin care has become pretty much easy.
But the major drawback of having a large number of products and treatments is that it becomes difficult to figure out which one is truly beneficial for skin.
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So here are some common misconceptions about skin care which still prevail today.
Myth: Tanning Booths Are Safe As Long As They Don’t Contain Any UVB Rays
We all know sun tanning is pretty much unhealthy and may also lead to skin cancer and premature aging. But talking about tanning booths, they are considered safe as they filter out sunburn UVB rays. But dermatologists state that going to tanning booth also exposes your skin to UVA ray which deeply penetrate your skin and causes major damage to your skin.
Myth: The Higher The SPF, The Better Protection
There are majorly 3 types of UV rays: UVA, UVB and UVC. Among them, UVB and UVA rays are considered to be harmful for the skin as they penetrate the skin very deeply and cause some major damages.
SPF on the sunscreen majorly refers to the amount of protection it will provide against UVB rays. But this doesn’t mean that a higher SPF sunscreen will provide more protection. A study says that an SPF 30 sunscreen blocks half the radiation compared to that of an SPF 15 sunscreen. So it is not necessary that higher SPF sunscreens will provide greater protection than one which is low in SPF.
So the bottom line is that for taking a good care of your skin, it is advisable that you stay away from the sun and use a good sunscreen.