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Myths about sunscreen with SPF 50

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Sunscreen with SPF 50 provides the best protection against highly damaging sun rays. Sunscreen with SPF 50 is quite a controversial product, with many myths built around the subject.

There are numerous misconceptions surrounding sunblock. So if you want to use it correctly, we recommend reading this article. You will find all you need to know about sunscreen with SPF 50, and we will explain the most common myths about this product.

But first of all, let’s find out what SPF means and what sunblock does for your skin.

What is sunscreen SPF 50?

SPF means sun protection factor. It is the way you can extend your skin’s natural barrier against damaging sun rays. To better understand how SPF works, you must know that, for example, SPS 50 will offer you 50 times more protection than your skin will normally do. When using sunscreen SPF 50, you also must make sure that it blocks all damaging rays. In this case, we are talking about UVA and UVB sun rays.

Unfortunately, the sun is not your best friend during summer and late spring. We recommend you get all the protection you can. That includes wearing broad hats and applying sunblock whenever you leave the house, even if the sky is cloudy.

We recommend sunscreen with broad-spectrum UV protection of SPF 30 or more, depending on your natural skin tone. If you have fair skin, we definitely recommend using SPF 50. This way, you will prevent any burning and inconvenience caused by the sun.

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Why is SPF 50 important?

A sunscreen with SPF 50 is very important because it prevents sunburn. Also, sun rays are very nocive nowadays. They cause premature ageing and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Even if you have dark skin, you need to diminish the damage caused by the sun. Studies show that sunblock with SPF 50 can prevent deadly skin cancer.

Myth: There are types of healthy tans. Unfortunately, two types of radiation are nocive for your skin. UVA rays are responsible for wrinkles and saggy skin. On the other hand, UVB rays are carcinogenic. If you want a healthy-looking appearance, you must take all the precautions. When these two types of sun rays are combined, they can be deadly. Therefore, healthy tans do not exist.

When to use SPF 50?

You need to use sunscreen with SPF 50 during summer at the sun’s peak. There is a great difference between a sunblock with an SPF 15 and SPF 50. The second provides better protection and is the perfect product for people with fair skin. If you have a history of skin cancer, these types of products are recommended for your situation. It is also important to use sunscreen that contains antioxidants. They create a greater barrier for your skin.

Myth: You won’t get a tan if it’s cloudy. In the late spring and summer, you are required to use sunblock. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., sun rays are very nocive and you need proper protection. We recommend using an SPF 50 sunscreen to prevent sunburn even if the sky is cloudy. You might not notice it, but UV rays are very strong during hazy days. Use sunblock on all exposed parts of your body, including your face and even lips.

Will SPF 50 stop me from tanning?

Myth: If I use sunscreen, I won’t get a tan. If you are wondering if you can tan with sunscreen SPF 50, the answer is yes. Even if you use a product with such high protection, 2% of UV rays will penetrate the skin. Therefore, you will get a slightly visible tan.

How often to apply sunscreen SPF 50?

If you want to prevent sun damage, you will need to reapply an SPF 50 sunscreen every 2 hours. Also, another important thing you need to remember is to apply the product half an hour before you step into the sun.

Some other situations require reapplication. Therefore if you go for a swim, you need to use the protection again. The same applies when you sweat abundantly.

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Benefits of SPF 50 sunscreen

We strongly recommend you to use sunscreen all the time because it comes with a lot of advantages:

  • SPF 50 sunblock will lower the risks of getting skin cancer;
  • It prevents sunburn and sun damage;
  • Using sunscreen SPF 50 is a great way to delay any signs of ageing, like fine lines or wrinkles;
  • If you don’t use any protection, you might get a tan without even knowing it.
  • You will have an even skin tone.

Myth: If I stay indoors, I won’t get a tan. Unfortunately, UVA and UVB rays can penetrate glass windows. Therefore, you might get tanned even if you are in your house, near a window. During a cloudy day, spending a day inside will not totally prevent tanning.

How to choose the best sunscreen with SPF 50?

When you have fair skin, the right product for you is a sunscreen with SPF 50. Also, if you know you are sensitive to sun rays, this type of protection is the best way to prevent sunburn and wrinkles.

It would be best if you found a mineral sunblock. This type of product uses lots of natural ingredients. It will sit on your skin and protect you against UV rays without penetrating the first layer.

On our website, you will find three products with SPF 50 that will guarantee you the protection you need.

Skinceuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defense SPF 50 has a lightweight formula, and you won’t even feel it on your skin. It is the perfect product and has a double action. It will not only protect you from UVB and UVA rays but it will also even your skin tone.

The product contains 1% Tranexamic Acid and 2% Niacinamide and must be applied every morning. This way, you will get bright skin and the protection you need.

Mineral Radiance UV Defense SPF 50 is a 100% mineral sunscreen. It has a broad spectrum against both types of nocive rays. The product is formulated to boost skin radiance and enhance your natural tone. You must apply this SkinCeuticals sunscreen 15 minutes before stepping into the sunlight. If you want your skin to be protected all the time, you need to reapply the product regularly. Also, use it again after swimming or sweating abundantly.

Sheer Mineral UV Defense SPF 50 from SkinCeuticals is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive ones. The product dries quickly and leaves a matte and weightless finish. You must apply it 15 minutes before exposing yourself to the sun.

However, even if these products do a great job protecting you, we highly recommend avoiding exposing yourself to sun rays during peak time.

You must know that even if it looks great, there isn’t such thing as a healthy tan. So, next time you are going on a vacation, make sure you bring an SPF 50 sunscreen. Any beauty expert will say that any tan is considered damaging for any skin type.

The key to maintaining your skin’s radiance, firmness, and tightness is to prevent it from UV sun rays. And for that, you need the right protection. Moreover, we recommend you include sunscreen in your daily beauty routine. Keep a radiant and glowing appearance by maintaining healthy skin.


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