Category: Sunscreen Lotion

Summer Sun Protection Tips

Woman With Sunscreen On Her Face For Sun Protection

It’s summer. It’s sunny outside. People are doing fun things in the sun and you want to too! You can produce Vitamin D in the sun. And yes it feels good to get a little sunlight. Just understand that there are tradeoffs to sun exposure. Every second you’re in the sun damages your skin and […]

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The Truth About Sunscreen: Are Labels Lying?

Woman Using Sunscreen Lotion

If you use topical sunscreen lotions, here are some important points to understand this summer (from ABC News): The Truth About Sunscreen: Are Labels Lying? This video and accompanying article explain how much sunscreen is actually necessary to receive the purported benefits of sunscreen lotions, that the benefits of sunscreen lotions may be misleading, that […]

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The FDA’s Recently (Finally) Released Sunscreen Guidance

FDA Sunscreen Guidance

We keep being asked about the impact of the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) recently released (in 2011) sunscreen guidelines, so here’s a quick overview. First of all, new testing and labeling sunscreen standards were first proposed by the FDA 33 years ago (yes, you read that right, 33 years ago) and they have been in […]

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Study: Many Sunscreens Are Accelerating Not Preventing Cancer

Sunscreen Not Preventing Cancer

Many topical sunscreens potentially cause more harm than good. Here’s a link to an extremely informative article by Dr. Mercola summarizing the latest information from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) on sunscreen lotion toxicities and, furthermore, what steps you can take to prevent damage from the sun (while still soaking up some necessary Vitamin D)! This article […]

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Mineral-Based Sunscreens

Mineral-Based Sunscreens Are Best

Here’s a link to an article on NewHope360 discussing people’s recently transitioning interest from traditional chemical-laden topical sunscreens (sunblocks) to more natural mineral-based sunscreens. Topics touched upon in this article include: Sunscreen toxicities The fact that traditional topical sunscreen chemicals really don’t do a good job of blocking UVA rays The Food and Drug Administration’s delay in releasing the sunscreen monograph intended to […]

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