What is the difference between Sun Screen and Sun block?

September 11, 2010 1:10pm CST
I was on Facebook when I got this post. My friend does not understand the difference of the two. She asked her mom and her answer - one screens the sun, the other blocks it.LOL Then I start to wonder, what is the difference? Anyone knows about it.
4 responses
• United States
12 Sep 10
I don't use either one. However I am thinking that sun screen is not as strong as a sun blocker. A blocker would not allow any sun in and a screen would filter it out but still allow some in. But I'm just guessing here!
@abj163 (1038)
• India
12 Sep 10
i am sure only a girl or a female can answer this....LOL happy mylotting
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
11 Sep 10
That sounds very logical to me! LOL....maybe it's the difference in ingredience...I would have to check it out if I had both kinds in the house but I am lucky if I have any....most of mine is at the camper!
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Sep 10
hi trishasantos I think sunscreen has one ingredient to screen your skin from the worst of the suns rays while sun block has several or more ingredients that completely shut out all the suns rays so I always use the one marked Sun Block for best results.