A reblog from me is rare, but this one is highly worthy of sharing!
Ok so I’ve been digging around in the world of sunscreen education / communication again and I saw this still going around:
UVA is for Ageing
UVB is for Burning
As if ‘we’ are participating in some simple fairy tale………
Well we are not five years old people, we are mature adults and UVA is NOT for ageing and UVB is NOT for burning. The split between UVA and UVB is somewhat arbitrary in as much as the point in which one becomes another for SUNSCREENS sake is man-made.
What the skin sees is the sun in all its glory – a continuous stream of rays of varying wavelength, some short, some long and some in-between. We need to think of sunlight as a symphony and not just a breakdown of its notes – quality based not quantity based.
OK so back to the A is ageing and B is…
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