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you need to do more than wear sunscreen. Make sure your body lotion is unscented – and skip the perfume and cologne. Because the chemicals in scented products make our skin more sensitive to UV damage. They’re called volatiles and solvents.
Volatiles are the chemicals that make a liquid airborne. Without this, no one could smell your favorite perfume unless their nose made direct contact with your skin.
Solvents are what hold those volatile fragrance notes in the product so they don’t separate out in the bottle. But both of those things make skin more vulnerable to irritation in general – and when you add UV rays into the mix, you can come home with a serious skin reaction and burn.