Sunscreen Labels Contain Lower SPF Levels Than They Claim

CHARLOTTE, NC — As you head to the beach or pool this summer you may want to think twice about the sunscreen you’re using. Dermatologists recommend sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30. According to consumer reports nearly half of sunscreen products tested have a lower SPF than their labels claim. Two of the worst examples were brands meant for children. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends an amount of sunscreen roughly equivalent to the size of your palm, apply it all over your body, and reapply every two hours.