Friday, November 23, 2012

Sunscreen: Is it Safe?

Sunscreens are one of the protective measures you use against UV radiation. Having enough sun protection is a good way to slow down aging process as the sun's rays are one of the culprits why people get wrinkles and age spots. In fact, it is the best anti-aging product you could use! In addition, sunscreens contain UV filters to protect your from the harmful UV rays that increases your risks of skin cancer. However, a bottle of sunscreen might not be as helpful as it promises.

The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization that studies research information on consumer safety, raises its alarms on sunscreen use. The entity says that most sunscreens contain harmful chemicals. Some of them might even increase skin cancer.

There is no need to panic, dear readers. You just need to be aware of what your sunscreen bottle contains. Always read the labels! Here's a guide on how to understand sunscreen labels.

As for me, I will still keep using my sunscreen. But of course, I will stay away from the harmful ingredients. As long as you know how to choose your sunscreen, and how to apply it properly, then you can be protected. While you use sunscreen, don't forget that it is just one line of defense against UV radiation. There are several additional ways for you to be protected.
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