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Kerry Hanson

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How Does Sunscreen Work Anyway?

Inside the chemical reaction happening on your face.

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Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a “good base tan.” She used to slather on the baby oil while using a large reflector to bake away. Aunt Muriel’s mantra when the inevitable burn and peel appeared: Beauty has its price.

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