Harvard Women's Health Watch
The science of sunscreen
Misinformation about sunscreen is common. Donít let myths deter you from using it to protect your skin. If youíve ever searched online for information about sunscreen, what you found may have made you feel less than sunny about slathering on these lotions and creams. Sunscreen is designed to protect your skin from the sunís damaging rays, but some of the claims made about it suggest it could do more harm than good.