SPF Guidelines

The news announced new SPF guidelines for 2012 and pointed out some helpful tips on how to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. The way some labels are worded can be misleading, but this article educates us on the 3 things to look for when buying sunscreen:

  1. Always check for both UVA and UVB coverage
  2. Take note to the amount of SPF the lotion offers
  3. Look for water-resistant or sweat-resistant, rather than water or sweat “proof”