Myth: Dark skin doesn't need sunscreen
All skin types can get sunburned. Even darker skin tones need protection from harmful UV rays.
Myth: Sunscreen is only necessary on sunny days.
UV rays penetrate clouds, and sun protection is essential even on overcast days to prevent skin damage.
Myth: You can't get sunburned in the water.
Water intensifies UV exposure, increasing the risk of sunburn. Apply waterproof sunscreen before swimming.
Myth: Tanning beds are safer than the sun.
Tanning beds emit harmful UV radiation, causing premature aging and increasing the risk of skin cancer.
Myth: Clothing provides complete sun protection
While clothing helps, it doesn't block all UV rays. Use sunscreen on exposed skin for comprehensive protection.
Myth: Sunscreen doesn't expire
Sunscreen has an expiration date. Expired sunscreen may reduce effectiveness, so check the date before application.
Myth: Sunscreen with a higher SPF offers significantly more protection
Higher SPF may provide marginal additional protection but doesn't guarantee all-day coverage.