We often hear that it is harmful to go out in the summer sun without sunscreen. However, you don’t always hear the possible dangers of your sunscreen choices. The Environmental Working Group has found that many sunscreens contain toxic ingredients that can be absorbed by the skin. You may be surprised by which sunscreens fall into the danger zone! Before you go out to buy your next bottle, see how your favorite brand measures up by going to The Environmental Working Group’s sunscreen page: http://www.ewg.org/2013sunscreen/. You can see a list of the best sunscreens, and search the ratings for a particular type. Keep in mind that just because one type does well, does not mean the entire brand is good, so be specific in your search.
For those seeking to be bronze this summer…sunscreen will NOT stop you from getting a tan. Many avoid sunscreen thinking they will get a better tan and end up facing consequences later. Protecting your skin is extremely important! Take the extra time to find the best sunscreen for you. Don’t forget to put some on every day and NEVER forget your face!