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Do eye sunscreens really work? What about Neutrogena’s SPF 30 eye cream? Does it protect eye skin from the sun? For how long?
The Right Brain Rapidly Responds:
Mary, the answer is yes, eye sunscreens work just like regular sunscreens. Please read our previous posts on sunscreens where we explain how and why they work. As a rule of thumb, the SPF number means it will protect you from burning that many times longer than if you didn’t wear sunscreen. In other words, SPF 30 means it protects you 30 times longer than no sunscreen. If you burn in 10 minutes with no protection, with SPF 30 you’ll be able to stay in the sun 30 times 10 mins or 300 minutes. Of course, these numbers are an approximate guess, but you get the idea.