Sunscreen vs. Sunblock: What’s the Difference?

Baby, it’s hot outside, but on scorching days do you lather on the sunscreen or the sunblock? Is there really a difference when it comes to effective sun protection? Let’s find out…

 

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1. How Sunscreen Works…

When it comes to the difference between sunscreen and sunblock, many of us use the two products interchangeably, when they’re supposed to be used for entirely different sun protection purposes.

Let’s start with sunscreen, a product that filters, or screens, the sun’s harmful UV rays as a form of sun protection. Sunscreen, unlike sunblock, still allows some of the sun’s rays to penetrate the skin.

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