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Article: Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Sunscreen?

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Sunscreen?

There are many myths and misunderstandings about sunscreen. In this hybrid quiz blog post, we'll shine light and set the record straight on a few of the most common sunscreen slip-ups.


TRUE OR FALSE?: You can skip sunscreen on cloudy days.

FALSE. Up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can pass through clouds. UV rays are responsible for skin damage and aging. Our philosophy: wear Brush On Block® SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen everyday, rain or shine!

Learn more in our post all about wearing sunscreen in the winter or in this post from the American Cancer Society.


TRUE OR FALSE?: It’s not possible to wear sunscreen over makeup without causing a mess.

FALSE. While traditional liquid or lotion sunscreen formulas will often make a mess of makeup when applied over top (think crumbling, cakiness), Brush On Block® SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen's Translucent formula and self-dispensing brush makes reapplying your sunscreen over makeup a seamless possibility! So you can get your sun protection and have #onpoint makeup, all day. See this video on our Vimeo channel for a tutorial!


TRUE OR FALSE?: Once you apply sunscreen, you’re protected for the whole day.

FALSE. Sunscreen does not last all day. The FDA recommends reapplying any sunscreen every two hours when in direct sunlight. Keep Brush On Block in your bag or pocket to make reapplication easy and mess-free!


TRUE OR FALSE?: You should wear sunscreen in cars and on airplanes.

TRUE. When you fly, you're about 30,000 feet closer to the sun and its UV rays. If the sun is shining on you while you're in the air, you seriously need sun protection. Furthermore, most car windows and windshields do not block out aging and melanoma-causing UVA rays - but Brush On Block® SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen does! 


TRUE OR FALSE?: If your makeup contains sunscreen you do not need to wear sunscreen.

FALSE. Makeup and moisturizer products often contain some sunscreen, but to reach the protection on the label, you have to apply A LOT of the product. Since most people apply moisturizers and foundations rather sparingly, you might not be getting the promised protection. Though this may get you by for a quick errand run, it will most certainly not work for extended periods of time in the sun, especially when you need to reapply any sunscreen every 2 hours. Generously apply Brush On Block every to get your daily recommended SPF fix, and reapply every 2 hours if in direct sunlight. (source)