Couldn't find what you looking for?

TRY OUR SEARCH!


I am a sun tanning, but I am using lotion with SPF15. The thing that confuses me is what is safe to use sunscreen or sunblock? What is the difference? Can I use them both?

Loading...


Well, most people do, but they are actually very different products intended for different uses. Sunscreen is a cream or lotion that is SPF rated and crates on skin an invisible barrier against the sun. The strength of the barrier is determined by the SPF number, like yours SPF 15. So, using a sunscreen will not prevent you from tanning but it will lower your risk of getting burned. However, Sunblock doesn't have a SPF because it protects the body from all UV rays. Usually, it is a thick cream that should contain zinc oxide, but some sunscreens with SPF numbers of 15 or higher are erroneously refereed to as sunblocks.
Reply

Loading...