Ferbruary 15 – sunscreen secrets

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Sunscreen is important in protecting skin from the sun’s harmful rays. SPF factor is an important aspect of sunscreen.

By: Dylan DaCunha, Editor

What is SPF? The acronym stands for “Sun Protection Factor.” It measures how effectively the sunscreen’s formula can block UV-B rays. The SPF numbers mean how much longer you can stay in the sun as opposed to not wearing any sunblock at all.