Many people think that sunscreen and sunblock are exactly the same thing — a product used to protect the skin from the sun. Sunscreen and sunblock actually work in different ways and knowing the difference can help you make the best decision to protect your skin.
Additionally, many people are shocked to learn that they should be using these products through the winter months, not just outside in summer. The rate of skin cancer in West Virginia is actually higher than southern states like New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana — this is because many people fail to use sunscreen or sunblock through the winter months.
Read on to learn the difference between sunscreen and sunblock along with the reasons you should be using the products year-round.