What You Need To Know About Sunscreen Before You Buy
The Environmental Working Group releases the best and worst sunscreens at the start of summer each year. It is covered in every blog, everywhere… But there is something else that needs discussed this summer. If you take the time to read the EWG.org page, you will discover that researchers have figured out that sunscreen is not preventing against the significant rise in skin cancer. It is reported that sunscreen is only a step in helping the skin stay healthy, and depending solely on it is a big mistake. Studies show that families who rely solely on sunscreen experience more sunburns that families who add other preventative measures. It is believed that the burns are what increase risk of cancer. Sun exposure is a good thing, and should be done without sunscreen during safe parts of the day, but prolonged sun exposure – or sun exposure during the most intense parts of the day need protection. A high-quality sunscreen, an umbrella, hydration, breaks from the sun, and protective clothing are all key.
Don’t skimp this summer. Take the time and money to help truly protect yourself and your children. Read the information that is right at your fingertips and then choose your sunscreen accordingly. Did you know that the common additive vitamin A in most sunscreens actually increases and speeds the development of skin cancer? Other ingredients can cause hormone disruption and cause skin issues. See what I am talking about here? There is so much information that needs to be shared. Sunscreens are not created equal. There is no point in buying a SPF of 50+ because it means nothing according to research. If you would like to learn more, read the Environmental Working Group’s latest report. If you aren’t into doing the research but just want to know what to buy this summer, go ahead and grab one of the following sunscreens for your kids. These are 5 of the easiest to find brands out of the top 19 highest scoring products ranked by the EWG. All Terrain KidSport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
Interested in finding out the absolute worst and most unsafe sunscreens on the market? Banana Boat and Coppertone top the list… Along with any and every spray sunscreen available. Please think twice before spraying the toxic chemicals in the air (and on the body) of your child. He, and everyone within 10 feet will be breathing in the harmful ingredients.