Sunscreen resource center


health benefits of sun protection

When you protect your skin from the sun, you reduce your risk of developing skin cancer and early skin aging. Discover the role that sunscreen plays in protecting your skin and what else helps to keep you safe.


Sunscreen resources

SUNSCREEN FAQS

The American Academy of Dermatology offers a wealth of information on sunscreen and sun safety. Find answers about SPF, sun exposure, and ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

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IS SUNSCREEN SAFE?

Sunscreen has been in the news a lot lately. This news has some people wondering whether sunscreen is safe. To help you make informed decisions about your health, you’ll find answers to common sunscreen questions that patients have been asking their dermatologists.

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SAY YES TO SUN PROTECTION

This infographic gives important information on how to protect against skin cancer, including detailing the difference between physical sunscreen and chemical sunscreen.

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HOW TO SELECT A SUNSCREEN

Do you know that some sunscreens can prevent sunburn, reduce your risk of getting skin cancer, and help prevent early signs of skin aging? This infographic tells you how to choose a sunscreen that does all
three.

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HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M USING THE RIGHT SUNSCREEN?

When shopping for sunscreen, your choices can feel overwhelming. You’ll find lotions, sprays, gels, and creams. With so many different SPFs, it can be hard to tell which one you need. To make it easier to buy sunscreen, the American Academy of Dermatology is sharing a simple two-step process.

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HOW TO DECODE SUNSCREEN LINGO

Do you find the terms used on sunscreen confusing? Some terms, such as “broad spectrum” and “SPF,” have very specific meanings. Being able to decipher these terms can help you choose a sunscreen that gives you the protection you expect.

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