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A 18-year-old female asked:

sunblock or sunscreen to prevent getting darker? any specific drugstore available ones you can recommend?

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Dr. Eleanor Host
Family Medicine 29 years experience
SPF 15 or higher: The higher you go on the spf, the longer it protects your skin. Try one that is waterproof and blocks both uva and uvb types of sun rays. Wearing a hat with a visor when outdoors as well as long sleeves and pants also helps! many make ups also have sun protection in them now. You can put the sunscreen on after your shower in the am to remember to use it, too.

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