Posts tagged spf
How To Read Sunscreen Labels

aking a walk down the sunscreen aisle can be bit overwhelming to say the least. There are tons of different brands and types to sort through and reading all the claims on the labels can definitely be confusing. The good news is while much of the beauty industry is unregulated, sunscreen is considered a drug ingredient and is regulated by the FDA. Sunscreens are required to undergo FDA approved standardized testing to prove the formula is effective and do what they say they are going to do. (i.e. protect against sunburn.) So what do all these terms and claims mean on a sunscreen bottle label?

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The Truth About "Base Tans"

With Springtime around the corner, I thought it was the perfect time to talk about the infamous "base tan." It goes a little something like this "I am going on a beach vacation next month and I don't want to burn, so I am going to work on my tan to get a base color." This is a pretty common pre-travel prep ritual, however, it could not be any further from the truth.

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