I was reading about Dooce’s recent diagnosis of skin cancer, the other day, and today I came across a little health tip gem that might prevent you from getting your own dose of Basal Cell Carcinoma: Rubbing in suncream ‘cuts effect’! Sunscreen is most effective when left as a white film to dry on the skin.
Researchers said rubbing in sunscreen could even put people at higher risk because while it did not protect against UVA rays it did offer resistance to UVB which causes the skin to redden.
They said that could encourage people to stay in the sun for longer.
Please excuse me while I head off to apply some sunscreen before the soccer game at 2:00 (with communication in French of course—there is a reason you learn the swear words first and that reason is “sport”).