Reviews Of The Best Sunscreen -Is Your Sunscreen Safe?
For years we’ve been told to use sunscreen – even on a cloudy day – to not only protect our skin against aging, but from cancer too. However, new research is suggesting that maybe our sunscreen (or at least the chemicals it contains) maybe causing cancer! How is that possible!
We all know that sunscreens are supposed to block the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. UVA rays penetrate the skin deeply and cause wrinkles and premature aging. UVB rays mostly cause skin burring.
Sunscreens – not sun block – function through creating a chemical barrier between the UVA and UVB ray and our skin. Sunscreens are labeled with an SPF rating which means sun protection levels. Of course, the higher the SPF the higher the level of protection.
But, this number is somewhat confusing to some people. An SPF of 15 only means it will block 93% of the suns UV rays, and an SPF 30 will only block 97% — Many people think an SPF of 30 means it is twice strong or offers twice the protection…..it does not! This is why you still need to keep covered during the day when the sun’s rays are the strongest and if possible keep covered. Also, a sunscreen with a higher SPF also means more chemicals used and g according to some recent studies this may not be a good thing!
A few scientist are questioning the safety of some of the most popular chemicals found in most sunscreens. They have found evidence that certain chemicals could affect hormone levels (such changing estrogen levels within the body) and others may have significant impact on our DNA levels.
And, they also suspect that some chemicals found in our sunscreen may not protect us from sun damage at all. And worst of all they suspect that some may even cause certain types of skin cancer. Researchers actually have identified 5 chemicals they suspect might be a problem and down right unsafe for us to use. Click here to read more about your Sun Safety and what chemicals you should consider avoiding. Or visit: www.wrinkle-free-skin-tips.com to read more.
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