Sitting Under An Umbrella Won’t Protect You From Sunburn

If you think sitting under an umbrella will protect you from the sun– think again. Researchers from Johnson & Johnson Consumer had 81 participants spend three-and-a-half hours on a sunny beach. Forty one participants used an umbrella and the others used 100 SPF sunscreen. A day later, the beach goers were examined for sunburn on their face, back of the neck, upper chest, arms and legs. Seventy eight percent of those who were under the umbrellas developed sunburn compared with 25 percent of the sunscreen group. Ultimately, neither method alone offers complete sunburn protection– researchers suggest combining both methods for the best results. (Daily Mail