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Choosing the RIGHT Sunscreen matters because it is not about having higher SPF factor but the content and how it is formulated !

There are a lot of sunscreens on the market: some good, some bad and then the shameful as reported by EWG in their website ( http://www.ewg.org/2015sunscreen/hall-of-shame/ )

Choosing the wrong sunscreen not only is a waste of money and time but also potentially harmful !

What you should not consider ?

  • Spray sunscreens-  it can be inhaled and is harmful in the long run.
  • SPF values above 50+ try to trick you into believing they’ll prevent sun damage. Don’t trust them. SPF protection tops out at 30 to 50.
  • Sunscreen that has Oxybenzone can disrupt the hormone system. Read the labels - most of the big names have it.
  • Retinyl palmitate may trigger damage, possibly cancer.

Does your Sun Screen Lotion,Cream or Spray Cover UV - A ?

SPF measures your protection against UVB rays, which are what cause your skin to darken and peels after a few days. It does not tell you if it protects youfrom the harmful UV-A ray.  Read the labels !
The invisible UV-A ray is more harmful and destroys your skin DNA by releasing reactive oxygen, immediate and visible effects is skin aging but very soon it can develop into skin cancer

What Is SPF ?

SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is a multiplication factor you can use to determine how long you can stay out in the sun before getting a sunburn. If you normally can stay out 10 minutes before burning, a sunscreen with an SPF of 2 will let you stay out twice as long, or 20 minutes, before feeling the burn. 

The maximum SPF really needed is 50 as 500 minutes of protection ( 8 hours) should protect you enough in the day.