Normally, we do our best to avoid sunburns. We apply the right type of SPF for our skin, with the right amount, and do so regularly—especially when outdoors and in the water. Still, burns happen. And we know that burns can look different for everybody (some turn a vivid shade of pink, while others feel tighter and itchy). Yet, there's one type of sunburn we can all experience, and it's unfortunately a type that is not very fun: peeling skin.
You know you need to apply sunscreen, sure. You may even know how much you need to apply (about a shot-glass worth) and how often you should do it (about every two hours). But do you know what type of SPF you should be using—or that there are even two very distinct categories of SPF? Well, if that last point stumped you, you've come to the right place. Let us explain the world of physical and chemical sunscreens, how they