My hubby and I walk 2-3 miles, 3 times a week. We don't use traditional sunscreens because of the ingredients in most. We get checked annually and have no skin cancers at this time nor have we had any in the past. We choose to use Natural sunscreen oils. Certain oils can act as a natural sunscreen. These natural sunscreen oils are much better for sun protection as compared to artificial sunscreen creams. These oils contain SPF that helps to protect the skin. SPF basically stands for 'sun protection factor. Some oils have natural SPF or sun protection factor in them. Most of these natural sunscreen oils also have other benefits on the skin.
This was a great reminder of the dangers of Sun Bathing and Using Tanning Beds. Since I do not go in the sun any more, wanted to share with you all.
Since my hubbie still plays softball in the sun, he uses sunscreen all the time made by me naturally. Hopefully all of you do as well if you must go in the sun.
EWG's Sunscreen Guide for 2015 - 9th annual edition - keep finding persistent problems with the ingredients and marketing of sunscreens... Check out your sunscreen, the Best and the Worst and the Hall of Shame. To read the entire report click here.
With the rates of melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – continuing to surge across the United States, protecting yourself and your family from the dangerous effects of sun exposure has never been more important.
But not all sunscreens are created equal.
That’s why EWG analyzed 1,700 U.S. sun protection products to highlight the best and worst in our 2015 Guide to Sunscreens.
A whopping 80 percent of products EWG reviewed this year contain harmful ingredients or offer inadequate protection against dangerous ultraviolet radiation. So before you hit the beach or go outside this summer, make sure you’re prepared with one of EWG’s top-rated sunscreens for 2015.
Click here to check out EWG’s 2015 Guide to Sunscreens and make sure you’re ready to protect yourself and your family in the sun this summer.
It’s a scary reality that the vast majority of sunscreens stocked on American store shelves aren't as safe as most of us think they are. Many simply do not provide enough UVA protection, and some contain potentially hazardous chemicals such as oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor, or retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A linked to skin damage.
EWG’s 2015 guide includes important information on how to read product labels to avoid these ingredients and identify potential hazards, as well as tips to avoid getting burned. You won’t want to go in the sun without it.
Here are some highlights from this year’s report:
The Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens
The Best Moisturizers with SPF
EWG’s Sunscreen Hall of Shame
What’s Wrong With High SPF?
Eight Little-Known Facts About Sunscreens
The Problem With Vitamin A
Here's to a safe and sunny summer,
Senior Scientist, EWG
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