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Protect Yourself, Screen Your Sunscreen

20 Jun

Valerie's Voice: For the Health of It

 

Most people I know lather on the sunscreen before going out in the sun. But are you really doing the right thing by coating yourself with sun tan lotion? Maybe not!

If you think you are protecting yourself from harmful sun rays, skin cancer and lowering associated health risks with a push of the suntan spray nozzle you better think again. Reading the labels on your suntan lotion (just like reading food labels) can help you pick the safest most effective sunscreen options across the board.

Skin cancer effects more than 2 million Americans each year despite the fact that sunscreen is a $1.3 billion industry (IBIS World). In fact, melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) has tripled over the past 45 years.

PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SUN PROTECTION

  1. Active ingredients that are commonly used, such as oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate may be hazardous to health…

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