Is it okay to sit on the beach with sunscreen?

Is it okay to sit on the beach with a heavy duty sunscreen? While not ideal, it must at least be better than nothing! Thanks!

Hmmmm…… you’re right that WITH sunscreen is better than no sunscreen!  But ……please make sure you have a good UVA blocker like zinc or titanium in your sunscreen.  Otherwise you are blocking UVB well but getting a big dose of UVA.  UVA rays cause wrinkles, precancerous spots, brown spots and skin cancers also!   Link to good sunscreens – buy the one with the larger size.  

Also good are hats, rash guards (there are some really cute ones now) and other protective clothing, and umbrellas for shade.

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