Adam Ruins Everything – How Much SPF is Too Much? (Everyday Ruins) | truTV

Adam Ruins Everything – How Much SPF is Too Much? (Everyday Ruins) | truTV


♪♪ You might think you need
to slather your skin in SPF 1 million
before you sunbathe, but like a job candidate
who lists Word in SPF 1 million
before you sunbathe, as a special skill
on their résumé, high-SPF sunscreens have
less to offer than you’d think. SPF, or sun protection factor, tells us how much UVB radiation
a sunscreen can block. But what SPF doesn’t measure s
how a sunscreen blocks UVA rays. tells us how much UVB radiation
a sunscreen can block. UVB rays are the ones
that make you burn, but UVA rays cause just as much
skin-damaging radiation. So if you’re using
a super-high SPF, but UVA rays cause just as much
skin-damaging radiation. you may avoid looking
like an embarrassed lobster, but you’re still receiving
harmful radiation. High SPF may make you
feel safe enough to stay in the sun instead of covering up, but you’re really not
doing yourself any favors to stay in the sun instead of covering up, by grabbing a bottle
above SPF 50. to stay in the sun instead of covering up, But don’t go below SPF 30, either, because lots of us actually
only get about a third of the labeled SPF value ’cause we don’t slather it on
as thick as we should. Well, not me. I’m very good
at laying it on thick. ♪♪

100 Comments on "Adam Ruins Everything – How Much SPF is Too Much? (Everyday Ruins) | truTV"


  1. There's some holistic doctors out there who claim that being out in the sun does not cause cancer, but its actually chemicals in the sunscreen that can cause skin cancer

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  2. Well, yes. That's why we're taught to always look for both the UVA and UVB symbol on sunscreen bottles. Is this news to anyone?

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  3. YAY! I cover myself in sunscreen! Thick too AND my sunscreen covers UVA AND UVB, Conover!! HA!

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  4. The telescope of Puerto Rico detected enemy satellite flying over in the territory decide they are from North Korea and China satellite

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  5. I've tried using 50 spf before I reapplied every hour and still got burned I think it's more a personal decision on what spf you use

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  6. I like it back when they made skits instead of looking like Adam is teaching something as an actual teacher

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  7. I wonder why TruTV calls Adam's show an original when they just bought this from CollegeHumor?

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  8. as a red head with horrible uv tolerance, I've always used umbrella with spf 60 and PA+++.

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  9. Because he doesn't describe the amount of time you would have to spend in the sun for radiation to cause true damage, this sounds like a dystopian psa

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  10. I just never use sunscreen altogether…. Just stay out for an hour, then go back in. Sunscreen is bad for you anyway…

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  11. Adam, I miss you! Why are season 4's ruins all animated? We want to see Adam himself!!!

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  12. So it just stops you from burning and doesn't nothing to protect you from more serious issues like DNA damage and cancer? Creams really need to be modified to also protect against UVA. This seems obvious, so why isn't it being done?

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  13. My god that last line, Adam whyyyyyy. (I saw spf 100, first time I’ve ever seen one over fifty 🤔🤔🤔)

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  14. So, UVA isn’t blocked by higher SPF sunscreen, but does higher SPF have a real disadvantage?

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  15. truTV LifeNoggin Adam have you ever been to a beach in {Sydney} Australia? No reason for asking, Not trying to rebuttal your advice with my experience of outdoor Australian culture. Just Curious that's all. 🙋‍♂️ 🤠🐨 🌞🌡 🏊‍♂️🇦🇺

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  16. Do one on the wage gap…. oh wait that wouldn’t fit tru tv’s and college humor’s political beliefs.

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  17. In Australia cos the sun is so bad and most of us are white we have sunscreen that protects from both because of government sponsored campaigns after a tone of people were dying from skin cancer and now we have a massive culture or sun safety

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  18. Been on a personal study of cancer causes since a 14 year old. Doesn't make me a leader of it by any means but I came across a company of skin care products that explained anything over SPF 8 is toxic and cancer causing to your skin. Plus anything with the agent polypropylene glycol – a known cancer causing agent that is used to aid in "spreading" of the product – is also cancer causing. What goes ON the skin, goes IN. That's why half of the word SKIN is "IN"! I've been a cosmetologist for over 28 years also. So I have an awareness of skin and how it works. I'm not in appreciation for the FDA as they say a certain amount of toxins are "okay" in our food, skin care and water sources. That said, it means that if we eat a handful of different things, drink from a few different water sources and use FDA approved skin care…… we are getting a whole bucket load of toxins total.

    Anyone know why cereal aimed at children (candy made to appear like it's 'wholesome' because it's mixed in with a tiny handful of grain of some sort) has paint thinner in it? I don't know about your but when you smell a bottle of it, you're afraid to light a match nearby for fear of instant combustion! WHYYYYYY is this okay on FOOD??? Sorry, but that makes it inedible in my books. Plus, anyone know why cockroaches are crushed into a fine powder to make RED DYE #40 when beet powder would do the same thing WITHOUT KNOWN CARCINOGEN QUALITY?

    Hmmmm could it be it's way WAY faster to raise millions of beetles to harvest a red food coloring than to grow beets???? Again, GROSS! How about the fact that this same dye is used in TWIZZLERS, NERDS, STARBURST, RED MARCIANO CHERRIES, COUGH SYRUP (why does medicine require looking "pretty"?), SUPPLEMENTS, RED M&M'S candy coating, WATER FLAVOR ENHANCERS with strawberry, watermelon, pink lemonade, tropical punch, fruit punch, red Hawaiian punch, red pop-sickles, nearly all red candies and red juice drinks. We are being bombarded with artificial coloring being necessary for some reason.

    How is it a juice box drink requires ANY color when you can't even SEE THE JUICE???? Is there a place to protest the use of useless color???? ANYONE??? The FDA needs to reverse this!

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  19. Sunscreen actually causes more cancer than it prevents. All of the mainstream brands of it are full of disease causing ingredients. No sunscreen is best. Just use a high quality oil before or after you go outside.

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  20. can you do truth about Tomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, I think too small number of people even know who Tesla was…

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  21. Adam, you need to follow this one up with the insanely dangerous, wastefull and stupid aerosol suncreens that are " under review" by the FDA. People are getting ripped off while inhaling toxic, sticky, overpriced sunscreen that not only has been linked to premature lung cancer in children, but also blows away in the wind more than it protects your skin. It has destroyed summer.

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  22. Don't forget to mention that they are all full of toxins that penetrate your skin and can cause more harm than sun itself. Just eat greens be vegan and sun won't hurt ya. But loads of sunscreen does

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  23. I use 50 SPF because I get sunburned really, really badly. My skin goes dry and flakes off, it’s that bad.

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  24. Can you do an Adam Ruins Everything episode on the World Map typically used in schools and how the proportions are WAY off in some places? Thanks!

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  25. I don't really go out much. But I do have to go out for school. I need the higher SPF sunscreen! (pale skin problem)

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  26. Has he done anything on essential oils (diffusers)? I'm curious to see if he can find anything concrete because either I suck or theres so much ambivalence that I cant come to a conclusion…

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  27. anybody else bummed out that there aren't any new episodes of adam ruins everything? i miss this show and if anybody can tell me why there aren't any new episodes yet, that would help me out alot.

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  28. Honestly I am not white so I don't know how you guys deal with that sunburn bullcrap. I mean, I live in a country which used to be a literal desert and I've never experienced a sunburn in my life.

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  29. i discovered another interesting thing, i don't use any skinproducts not even soap/shampoo. together with a healthy diet consisting of whole foods (can afford organic, but i only buy things with up to 3 ingredients.) i don't burn quickly anymore. as long as i avoid the harshest amounts of sunlight around noon and don't go sunbathing, i'm fine. we had a very hot and sunny summer this year, i did not burn, even though i spent more time outside than any other recent summer. yet on mild summer while i still used spf 120 and ate the standard diet, i was always red after 30-40 minutes outside

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  30. I'm surprised that Adam didn't cover how the SPF is calculated. SPF 30 means 1/30 of the UVB goes through (3.3%). SPF 50 means 1/50 of it goes through (2%). So they're REALLY NOT THAT DIFFERENT. It's just a marketing scam.

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  31. Look, just don't actively sunbathe and you should be just fine. I haven't used a sunscreen in about 7 years now and I only burn if I stay out half naked after 11 and before 4, if you avoid this time you should be just fine going about your normal day every day. Plus you need the sun exposure for vitamin D, not a lot of exposure, but you do need it.

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  32. Never use sunscreen and I work outside in the sun a lot. Never get an incredibly painful burn, only mild annoyance.

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  33. Liar. I wear SPF 100 and I don't burn. I put on SPF 90 and I'm burnt in 30 minutes. I've been wearing SPF 100 every day for 10 years and I don't look my age.

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