Sunscreen is truly a close friend of girls as today people are more aware of the harmful effects of sunlight.

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How are physical and chemical sunscreens different?

1. “Chemical sunscreen is toxic to the skin”

Sunscreens are divided into two basic types: chemical and physical.

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Fact: According to Dr. Heidi A. Waldorf, director of laser and cosmetic dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, a person would have to use a cream containing 6% oxybenzone every day for 277 years to get

2. “SPF index cannot reduce the possibility of causing skin cancer”

In the last few years, some people have questioned the ability of SPF to prevent skin cancer.

Decoding 4 scary myths about sunscreen

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Decoding 4 scary myths about sunscreen

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3. “Plant extracts have the ability to block UV rays”

On social networks, there are many bloggers writing about homemade recipes from natural ingredients and exploring their sun protection abilities.

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Fact: Dr. Waldorf says there has never been any research to prove that these ingredients protect against UV rays.

4. “Retinyl Palmitate in SPF is carcinogenic”

NYC dermatologist Dr. Robert Anolik suggested that this rumor was sparked in 2012, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services singled out retinyl palmitate for toxicity testing.

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In fact: “They usually test any ingredient in cosmetics, even aloe vera,” Anolik explains.

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