The Sunscreen Smokescreen

How Much Sun Screen Should You Use?

How Much Sun Screen Should You Use?

Is this more than you wanted to know about the sun and your skin?  No!

It started with a question. It always does. This time, the question was simple: How much sunscreen should I wear?

I’m a pale geek who burns. I wanted to know the optimal. A simple question with a simple answer, right?


This simple question took me on a massive journey through the data, information myths and misinformation that surround our perception of sunscreen. I’m calling it the Sunscreen Smokescreen.

On thing that impressed me about this graphic and much of the work of the beautiful information guy, David McCandless is that he includes the data from his infographics and often they are included in Google spreadsheet — here.

Data & Calculations:


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