Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Great Sunscreen Chart

There is so much confusion out there about Sunscreen and SPF numbers. Some companies are even coming out with SPF 100's!!!! Do you really need that high of a number? What do the numbers mean? It's all so confusing......

I found this great chart to help show how much protection you get with different SPF numbers. You will see that once you reach a certain point, you really don't gain much more protection by going higher. Often times more harsh chemicals have to be added to get those higher numbers, is it worth it? Remember, you skin absorbs what you put on it!

Here's where I found the chart EDinformatics - there's a good amount of detail here about Sunscreen and how the SPF numbers are calculated.

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