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Put your sunscreen knowledge to the test

June 28, 2022 | Wellness

Woman applying sunscreen to a kid's face.

Sunscreen should be worn by most everyone.

There are some common misconceptions about sunscreen. Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge.

Sunscreen quiz

True or false — Sunscreen isn’t waterproof or sweatproof. 

True, when swimming or sweating be sure to reapply sunscreen approximately every two hours or according to package directions.

True or false — Infants shouldn’t wear sunscreen.

True, your infant’s skin is sensitive and should be shielded from the sun with a shade or stay out of it entirely.

Multiple choice - What is the minimum sun protection factor (SPF) your sunscreen should have, SPF 5, SPF 30, SPF 40 or SPF 50?

SPF 30, blocks 97% of rays

True or false — People with darker complexions do not need to wear sunscreen.

False, even if you don’t develop a sunburn, skin can be damaged over time from the sun.

True or false – Sunscreen is the only sun protection needed.

False, seek shade when possible, wear sun-safe clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and 100% UV-blocking sunglasses.