Is your sunscreen doing its job? With expert help, we’re breaking down the common reasons why your sunscreen isn’t working and how to remedy the issue. 

“Not all sunscreens are created equal,” says Heidi Mullen, DO, a medical dermatology resident at Affiliated Dermatology. “Make sure your sunscreen is a broad-spectrum sunscreen, protecting your skin from both UVA and UVB sunrays. Also, look for an SPF of 30 or higher, which will protect you from 97% of the sun’s harmful UVB rays.”

Read The Klog to find out why your sunscreen might not be working as well as it should, plus tips from skin care professionals, like Affiliated Dermatology’s Dr. Heidi Mullen, to keep you protected.

Originally published by BY WENDY GOULD of The Klog. “6 Reasons Why Your Sunscreen Isn’t Working.” JULY 2, 2019.