There are unlimited options when it comes to sunscreens today. So how do you choose one that will provide the best protection? It's all about screening out damaging UVA and UVB, but not all sunscreens are created equal! Some sunscreens protect from mainly UVB but leave our skin vulnerable to UVA rays. UVA is much more damaging when it comes to skin aging as they reach farther into our skin, and they can also cause skin cancer!
When you are shopping there are two simple words to look for... Broad Spectrum! Make sure you see these words to know you are getting the best protection.
SPF 30 is the best option for daily use, but even if you use SPF 100 you still need to re-apply every couple hours to make sure you are safe. No sunscreen provides 100% protection! Using the shade, and wearing a hat and suitable clothing is also important.