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With so many different products, you may not be aware of the difference between sunscreen, sun block and tanning lotion. Sunscreen contains a SPF number. SPF stands for sun protection factor. This means the sunscreen has certain agents that will prevent the sunrays from reaching your skin for a certain amount of time.
As an example, the difference between sun block and sunscreen is the SPF. Sun block contains chemicals that blocks the sunrays altogether. Sun block doesn't need an SPF number. With sunscreen, you can usually get a tan without worrying about sunburns, if used properly.
Sunscreen can be used in tanning beds. If you have sensitive skin, you can use a tanning lotion with sunscreen. It means you'll get special lotions to moisturize and sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburns while you tan safely.