8 Mistakes you’re making that are sabotaging your sunscreen

Despite the overwhelming body of research that proves just how dangerous too much sun exposure can be, far too many of us aren't wearing sunscreen daily, increasing our risk for sunburn and several types of skin cancer… all of which is largely preventable if you're properly protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Whether you're enjoying the summertime sun or simply sitting in the car for long periods of time, you absolutely need to wear sunscreen every day, no matter what the weather forecast predicts. Your skin is at risk even on cloudy, cool, and windy days, so the easiest and most foolproof way to lessen your risk of skin cancer is by wearing sunscreen. But just because you're

The 3 S’s of Sun Protection

One of the best things you can do for your skin is start protecting it TODAY and stop any future damage from occurring. Sun damage is also cumulative, which means it builds up over time starting when you were just a cute little water baby. The Skin Cancer Foundation suggests that your skin has already experienced almost half its UV exposure by the time you’re 40 years old! We must always remember that prevention is easier than reversal. Just remember the 3 S’s of Sun Protection: • SPF – If you learn nothing else remember this: Wear your daily SPF! Every. Day. Even on cloudy days. Even on cold, wintery days. Studies show that people who wear a daily SPF of 15 or higher show 24% less ski

14 Most Dangerous Sunscreens for Children

Before we head into the sunny summer months when families head to the beach, the pool or great outdoors, a new study is warning parents of the worst sunscreens on the market. The new study by the Environmental Working Group claims almost three quarters of sunscreens that are sold to consumers don’t work. The risk of getting skin cancer almost doubles without protection from sunscreen. The study researched 900 sunscreens and over 500 SPF-labeled moisturizers, measuring data such as UV-ray protection, toxic ingredients and other hazards. According to the report, 73 percent of the products tested did not work as they were advertised. Here is the list of the 14 most dangerous sunscreens for c

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