WHAT’S WRONG WITH HIGH SPF?

Theoretically, applying sunscreen with a sun protection factor – SPF – of 100 would allow beachgoers to bare their skin 100 times longer before suffering a sunburn.

But for high-SPF sunscreens, theory and reality are two different things. Many studies have found that people are misled by the claims on high SPF sunscreen bottles.


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