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  • Yes. All EltaMD sunscreens are classified as Broad-Spectrum. According to the FDA, when used regularly and with other sun protection measures1, Broad-Spectrum sunscreens with SPF 15 or higher decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.

    1Additional Sun Protection Measures defined by the FDA:
    · limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    · wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses”
    For sunscreen drug products that are not water-resistant:
    “· reapply at least every 2 hours
    · use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating”
    For sunscreen drug products that are water-resistant:
    · after [‘40 minutes of’ or ‘80 minutes of’] swimming or sweating
    · immediately after towel drying
    · at least every 2 hours”

    Source: FDA

    Posted in: General, Sun Care FAQs