I've seen countless amounts of info going multiple different directions.
Can you still get tan while applying sunscreen? I've always attributed sunscreen as the anti-tan meaning it will slow the process of your tan and/or if you don't want to get a tan period.
From what I've read, you can get just as tan with sunscreen, as all it does is protect against the UVB rays that would cause burning only. Also, the higher the SPF, the longer it protects you, not the amount it protects?
I'm confused as **** now....
While most people lump sunscreen and sunblock together, they are actually very different products that are intended for different uses. Sunscreen is a cream or lotion that is SPF-rated. It reacts with the skin to create an invisible barrier against the sun. The strength of the barrier is determined by the SPF number. The lower the number, the less protection. Most sunscreens should be applied 20 minutes before you go outside so they have time to work. Using a sunscreen will not prevent you from tanning, but it will lower your risk of getting burned.
hmm makes more sense.... so wtf. you can still get just as tan when using sunscreen? why wouldn't you want a super high SPF then, as it would just be preventing you from burning only.