Sunscreen: Best Beauty Secret

15 is today's surprising health number

HealthHub Number 15

The best beauty lotion you can buy to slow signs of aging is actually inexpensive and available at any drugstore: it’s a bottle of sunscreen.

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People may believe that daily sun protection isn’t necessary, especially in the Midwest and Northeast, but experts say if you’re in the sun longer than 15 minutes total during the day, you should wear sunscreen every day. UVA rays penetrate glass, so if you’re by a window or in a car, the sun will harm your skin.

Another myth that persists is that if you wear makeup with an SPF, you don’t need sunscreen. However, SPF only relates to UVB rays that affect the top layers of skin, causing redness and burning.

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Infographic of sunscreen bottle and HealthHub Number "15" - 15 is the number of minutes (or more) spent in the sun that require you to wear sunscreen every day

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