My doctor has recommended I begin using sun screen because we live in a very sunny area. My question is, does sun screen prevent tanning or does it just block out the harmful sun rays? Please forgive my ignorance, I have never used it myself.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:47 AM on Jun. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by rainmommy at 10:51 AM on Jun. 28, 2009
Sunscreen scatters the rays of the sun and protects not only from sunburn but also from skin cancers.Some more information below...
Some sunscreens protect us from the two types of damaging UV radiation: UV-A and UV-B. Both UV-A and UV-B cause sunburns and damaging effects such as skin cancer. Ultraviolet radiation is broken into three types of wavelengths: * UV-A: This is the longest wavelength and is not absorbed by the ozone. It penetrates the skin deeper than UV-B. * UV-B: Responsible for sunburns. It is partially blocked by the ozone layer. * UV-C: This is totally absorbed by the earth's atmosphere; we encounter it only from artificial radiation sources.
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