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Shedding Light on Common Sunscreen Myths - Myth 2 of 5

Now that Summer is in full swing, here is another myth about sunscreens. Myth 2. A waterproof/sweatproof sunscreen for outdoor enthusiasts like surfers may meet FDA requirements as long as the product instructs users to reapply every 2 hours. Gotcha! Trick question! Under the FDA’s new regulations, manufacturers may no longer market a sunscreen as “waterproof” or “sweatproof.” Rather, these products may now only be referred to as “water-resistant” and must bear specific language as to their effectiveness against sweating and swimming according to regulated tests.


Sam Dhatt

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