New Rules For Sunscreen

“As of next summer in the U.S., products that have a sun protection factor below 15 and don’t protect against skin cancer and early skin aging will have to have a warning label: “This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.”

Healthzone, The Toronto Star

What does a good sunscreen have?

  • Daily SPF of 15
  • Broad sprectrum (block UVA and UVB rays)
  • Use 1tbsp
  • Apply before putting on your clothes, get ears, scalp, feet and tops of knees
  •  Contain avobenzone, ecamsule (Mexoryl), titanium dioxide, or zinc  oxide
  • Reapplied every 2 hours, after sweating or going in water

June 15, 2011. Tags: , . Health, Interesting Articles.

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