Frequent sunscreen applications may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new research. The new science would use DNA to create a sunscreen more suited for a day of worry-free relaxation. Keep reading to find out more.
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Sunscreen. Applying sunscreen can take up an annoyingly large amount of your beach day. Or at least it should be if you're taking the effort to apply it evenly and thoroughly. However, one day sunscreen applications might become a lot less of a hassle.
Research. New research has found there might be an alternative to our current sunscreen approach. The alternative would not have to reapplied throughout the day.
Study. The study was published in a journal called Science Reports. Researchers from Binghamton University in New York worked to find an alternative based on our DNA, according to Elite Daily.
How? The researchers "exposed a liquid solution of salmon sperm DNA to UVA and UVB rays in order to assess how the film responds to radiation," Elite Daily reports.
How? Additonally, ED explained they "used a spectrometer to control the amount and wavelength of ultraviolet light the DNA was exposed to at any given time, as well as measure the effects each one had on the film."
Results. The results of the study proved to be favorable. Ninety percent of the UVB rays were unable to penetrate the DNA sample.
Possible Mechanisms One of the study's authors told Popsi, "We discovered two possible mechanisms. One is called hyperchromicity, that is the increased ability of DNA films to absorb UV light, but also we found that the results that we got suggest a crosslinking density of the molecules themselves."
Sunscreen Application. We are all currently used to frequent sunscreen applications throughout the day. Because the longer you're in the sun, the more you need to be adequately protected.