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Why extreme heat may call for using a different sunscreen

Sunscreens are not all the same, and with temperatures reaching record highs, you may want to reconsider which one you are using, experts say. The two major types – mineral and chemical – handle the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays differently, and during extremely hot weather, those differences can matter. Here's what you need to know: HOW DO SUNSCREENS WORK? Mineral sunscreens contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. They create a barrier that reflects UV light before it penetrates the skin. ...

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