1. Only the terms sunscreen or sun protection may appear on the label. Sunblock exaggerates the product’s advantages so pay close attention to the SPF. The higher the factor, the more protection you’ll get.
2. “Broad-spectrum” refers to a sunscreen’s capacity to protect against cancer-causing UVB and skin-ageing UVA rays. Always try to wear sunscreens that offer this protection, especially when exposing skin to the sun
3. Only sunscreens with an SPF of 15 and higher, which have passed the broad-spectrum test, may claim to reduce the risk of cancer and skin ageing. Always look for the CANSA seal of approval- this will make sure you are purchasing a quality product