The right UVA and UVB protection

@saralee1 (1983)
United States
April 24, 2007 12:35am CST
IS SPF 100 necessarily safer than an SPF 15? how do you truly know what you need?
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@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
24 Apr 07
I believe SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Basically if it's SPF of 15 you can stay out 15 times longer then you can without any protection without burning. So if you can stay out for an hour without burning without protection with it you could stay out for 15 hours. I was told by doctors and others that anything over SPF of 8 was a waste. It doesn't really change anything because by then it needs to be reapplied anyways due to fade time. So you are better off with one that is more realistic in time span.
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Sun Protection Factor....I am slapping my hand against my forehead now, going, "I should have known that!"
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@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Heheh it's sometimes the simple things that slip on by us :) You aren't alone in that one believe me.