Spending some time in the sun is among the top things families do during their Hawaii vacation.
To keep your skin safe, here are some of the common skincare myths you should be aware of.
Myth: Children don't need to worry about sun exposure as much as adults - It's important to choose the right time to go outdoors. The sun's UV rays are strongest during midday and are the most harmful so plan your beach time accordingly. Also, don't forget to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outdoors.
Myth: Using a high SPF sunscreen will offer the most protection - It's more important to use a sunscreen that is broad spectrum since it blocks UVA and UVB and remember to reapply ever two to three hours or after your skin gets wet.
Myth: If it's cloudy out, you don't need to wear sunscreen - Some UV rays will be reflected by clouds and water, but some still get through, so even if it’s a bit cloudy you will still need to put on sunscreen.
Myth: If you have a darker complexion, you don't need as much sun protection - The fact is, regardless of your skin type or ethnicity, the sun's damaging UV rays can penetrate any skin type, so use sunscreen even if you have darker skin.
Myth: Using a daily moisturizer with sunscreen offers enough protection and coverage -
The protection from sunscreen fades within a few hours or after you sweat or get wet.
It is important to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, regardless of the form of sunscreen you use.
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