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What are sunscreens?

Sunscreens are topical agents used to protect the skin from sunburn. Sunscreens may also help prevent other forms of skin damage from the sun, including skin cancer and premature wrinkling.

Brand names of sunscreens include Coppertone, Presun, Bullfrog, Neutrogena, Deeptan, A-Fil, Sundown, Hawaiian Tropic, and Hydroquinone Skin Bleaching with Sunscreens.  The products are available in various forms, including lip balm, liquid, stick, lotion, cream, oil, spray, pad, gel, and ointment.

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