Summer Sunscreen Tips

It’s finally here…summertime!  Time to get outdoors and have fun in the sun.  Here are a few tips on sunscreen you should know before you purchase your sun protection:

Avoid chemical sunscreens.  They can cause allergic reactions and have been linked to hormone-type activity.  Swimming in the oceans with these sunscreens aren’t good for the environment either as they have been proven to be detrimental to coral reefs.

DO purchase ‘broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection’ sunscreen.  Choose a product that contains titanium oxide or zinc oxide (or both).  These physically shield your skin from the sun; they are both non-toxic and natural.  Any product that contains cranberry or pomegranate extracts, green tea extract or vitamins A and C are also a bonus for your skin.

Remember…skin cancer is no joke.  Protect yourself and your loved ones and have a great time this summer!

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